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Old 06-10-2007, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some axle questions

I am going to be building my little brothers 2 Door up while he is in Iraq (i'ts a big secret so nobody say anything) and I'm unsure what I should do for axles. I only have a short time, about a year, to build it and it will be only when I have free time which is in small supply so alot of it will be bolt on stuff. It will be running 38-39 inch tires so it will need d60 strength. My question is what would you do for axles? Dynatrac, solid, etc. and why would you use them?
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW.... no opinions?
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Need more info.
Is money no object? It sounds like it but I thought I would check.
What is he going to use it for?
What area of the Country are you in?
Do you have a welder and do you know how to use it.
How much lift is on it...or going to be?


38-39" tires?
Why not just build him a buggy?
Are you aware that this is a uni-body?
Are you droping in a V-8 and an atlas transfer case as well?
Bolt on stuff?...good luck.
If you are going to go that large on the tires and you want bolt in call Dynatrax or Currie and have them build you some expensive axles.

I would stick to 35-37" tires.
Find a D44 out of an 88 cherokee (Bolt in).
Put a Detroit locker in it and chromoly axles and call it a day.
If that is not enough for you call Currie and order a 9".

33-35" keep the D30 (for now)...super 30 kit w/selectable locker or detroit with warn hubs.
35-37 upgrade to D44 or larger. It will not be a bolt in unless you call and order one. $$ Break out the welder.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://trailkrawlers4x4.org/tkbbs/viewtopic.php?t=5793 It will be almost excactly like this one but but with 60's so i'm considering bolting in a custom front axle and I am wanting opinions on what ya'll would do. If it were mine I would probably just build one but I will have "very" liimited time and I think I could save alot of time with a bolt in front axle and a bolt on LA front suspension such as TNT or Clayton. Most everything else will be custom and hell, who knows I may end up just building the whole damn thing who knows?
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I would go waggy 44's with the TNT longarm kit, the RE front axle bracket kit, and 37" tires.

You really do not want to spend $4k per axle from someone, so if you MUST go D60's, look for a local sale of the axle, buy what lockers/gears you want, and have a drivetrain shop install the gears and locker. Once that is installed, weld on your new spring perches and Bracket kit, then bolt in the axles.
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I say D44s from a waggy should be money. They're plentiful, cheap and can withstand a 38" TSL if you don't drive retarded. If you want throw in some Chromo's and CTMs for extra beef.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Get a set of axles out of a 76 f150.
hp44/ 9"
Control arm brackets/ spring perches
Gears & spool/ lockers
38" TSL's
Bolt on!
















Oh yeah....Alloy shafts up front
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Get a set of axles out of a 76 f150.
hp44/ 9"
Control arm brackets/ spring perches
Gears & spool/ lockers
38" TSL's
Bolt on!




I guess this is what i'll be doing as I just scored these very axles for 300 delivered. I guess if these aren't strong enough then he'll just have to upgrade later. I was hopeing to buy one ready to bolt in to save me some time so I could spend more time on other things. anyhow that's where I am now. I'll have to keep ya'll posted as to how it comes along.















Oh yeah....Alloy shafts up front
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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BTW, that link I posted above.... it is for sale. VERY CAPABLE and well built.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I give you a pat on the back for building this while your brother is out in the shit.

When the time comes to getting it all buttoned up hit me up and I can help you out with the fluids for the project.

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Old 06-15-2007, 09:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll make sure to do that, I appriciate it as i'm sure he will as well. I've had a couple of people PM me about this and ask if i'm going to build it similar to my buddies that I posted a link about then why don't I just buy that one? Well the answer to that is, once I have it all torn down i'm going to send him a picture of it with a brief note that says "more to come" It will give him something to look forward to every now and then while he's over there and what better to come home to than a freshly built rig done by your brother. Not only is he my little brother but my brother in arms. I spent time in the army as well in the artillery so it only seems right to do this for him. GO ARMY
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