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Old 04-26-2006, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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buying 9" housing

any vendors that are recommended here for that?

I looked through the posts and whatnot and didn't see anyone mention them.

I might need a new housing (still trying to figure it out now) and just want to do my homework.

I looked up a few of the bigger companies that make them, but I'd rather have my money stay here if I do buy something.

nothing special, just a '78ish ford 9" standard width (I already have that in my rig)

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Old 04-26-2006, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you just want a stock housing, or something better? Diamond Axle makes fabricated 9" housings.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This time around, we're making the jump from Dana 60's to 9" Diamond Axle housings with Crane Knuckles. We checked out all of the housings on the market and after a careful look, we chose the Diamonds because of a few techniques they use over the others that should make them stronger. Plus, they are high clearance already so you don't have to have them shaved.
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more or less a stock housing or something slightly more HD.

thanks for the info, but that's way outta my price range. I'd rather spend that on a D60 or 14bolt and then 8 lug the front to match (or a front 60 )

I think mine might be bent and I don't want to take a chance on another salvage yard housing (tried 2 different shafts with new bearings and the inner seal still leaks)

thanks again
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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more or less a stock housing or something slightly more HD.

thanks for the info, but that's way outta my price range. I'd rather spend that on a D60 or 14bolt and then 8 lug the front to match (or a front 60 )

I think mine might be bent and I don't want to take a chance on another salvage yard housing (tried 2 different shafts with new bearings and the inner seal still leaks)

thanks again
You might give them a call anyway...maybe you can get one with stock knuckles and save some $...I don't know that they'll do that but ya never know until you call.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cool, thank you. always worth a shot. (it's a rear app btw)
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Spidertrax makes a really nice one as well.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Call the guys at Full Circle, the focus on axles and build some SICK 9" rears, www.fullcircle4x4.com
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He used to be in the burbs, but now is just over the border in Iowa. He can shave or mod your 9 inch housing as needed He may not list it on his site, but he does custom 9 inch work on request http://www.completeoffroad.com/
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would give Currie a good hard look, they do good work and are priced well.

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, seeing as he didn't post pics and didn't say before, my over-the-net radar just let me down.
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I would definately go with a HD housing from an aftermarket supplier, ive seen way to many 9 inch housings go bye bye in the past month.......
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http://www.spidertrax.com I second Spidertrax,nice fabricated housing for a reasonable price.
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http://www.spidertrax.com I second Spidertrax,nice fabricated housing for a reasonable price.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thanks everyone, I appreciate the info.

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