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Old 10-10-2004, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spidertrax 60 knuckles?

I was taking a look at some of Spidertrax's products and I noticed they developed a knuckle for the D60 that is supposedly stronger and lighter. From the picture it appears to be balljointed. Anyone know anything further about these?
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are a plate style construction knuckle that uses a unit-bearing 5 or 6 lug outer. I think stock is 33 spline and they can do 35 spline. They use willwood calipers, not sure about the rotors. No hubs.

The upper and lower joints are not a true ball joint, they are a ball and socket system so you can take them apart VERY easy.

Mainly its a very small and light knuckle that keeps strength of the D60 u-joint and 35 spline inner axles. They are saying that a complete 9" 35spline unit knuckle to knuckle is lighter than a traditional d44.

I don't know if they where suppose to go on a daily driver, but it is a very cool concept. There are a few other companies working on similar products. Some with CV joints, some with u-joints.
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I forsee someone using these with a D44 housing and a 35-spline ARB to make a lightweight beefy axle. With enough crawl ratio in the T-case you could run 4.10 or 4.56s gears to retain R&P strength as well.

Info here: http://www.spidertrax.com/chassis.htm
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I haven't seen the knuckle. But there local for me, crazy sick stuff, crazy sick shop. Very professional. I buy stuff from em all the time.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Jeff form spidertrax here... Cool to see some intrest in the knuckles... They use a dodge unibearing (33 spline)outers with willwoodbrakes and rotors... No ball joints, just a 3/4 or 5/8 bolt with an auroa bearing. Its a very simple product.
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I haven't seen the knuckle. But there local for me, crazy sick stuff, crazy sick shop. Very professional. I buy stuff from em all the time.
I was up skiing in Estes Park last winter and decided to stop buy their shop. They toiok the time to give me a tour of their facilities even though they had a bit of work in the shop, AND they were in the middle of moving their shop to a different location.

Very nice guys and thry had some pretty cool looking stuff in their shop!
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Hey guys, Jeff form spidertrax here... Cool to see some intrest in the knuckles... They use a dodge unibearing (33 spline)outers with willwoodbrakes and rotors... No ball joints, just a 3/4 or 5/8 bolt with an auroa bearing. Its a very simple product.

Do you have any pics? This sounds pretty cool.
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