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Old 09-06-2016, 02:39 PM   #51 (permalink)
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im not asking for any measurements. how dificult can it be to measure from center of axle tube to bottom of diff? tire size, or mesurement from ground is irrevelant and not accurate
Tire size is irreverent. But it is difficult to measure from the center of the axle tube to the bottom of the diff. I guess you could put a straight edge off the bottom of the diff out to the side and measure to the tube, but the straight edge would have to be real level. Or you could just measure to the ground from the tube center and the diff and subtract. It's not real hard math.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:32 PM   #52 (permalink)
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2 foot level and a tape measure....
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2 foot level and a tape measure....
Sometimes a two foot level is not handy, but usually there's some ground around.
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im not asking for any measurements. how dificult can it be to measure from center of axle tube to bottom of diff? tire size, or mesurement from ground is irrevelant and not accurate
What does it matter how it's done if the end number is accurate? Your posts added exactly zero to this thread.

I got the specs on a d60u

6 1/8"
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #55 (permalink)
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What does it matter how it's done if the end number is accurate? Your posts added exactly zero to this thread.

I got the specs on a d60u

6 1/8"
the end number will always be accurate if you do it the way I explained. Tire size, lift, wheel size just add more variables to the equation. it is what it is now go out and measure your axle ground clearance
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the end number will always be accurate if you do it the way I explained. Tire size, lift, wheel size just add more variables to the equation. it is what it is now go out and measure your axle ground clearance
No, it's not accurate to eyeball the center of the tube to the bottom of the diff, especially when it's in a rig and there is steering, sway bars, or whwhatev in the way.

Just because maths r hard for you doesn't mean you need to troll a tech thread.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:03 AM   #57 (permalink)
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you "measure" ,not eye ball, center of axle tubes to bottom of diff. do not make it more complicated for yourself than it already is for you. you cant really go by specs cause some housings might be shaved or custom fab'ed. also take into consideration pinion angle when you are measuring.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:46 PM   #58 (permalink)
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14 bolt axle. 13 bolt crane cover. Smoothed bottom. 43" stickies with 7.5lbs air pressure. 13" clearance under bottom of diff. That's all I have to report.
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14 bolt axle. 13 bolt crane cover. Smoothed bottom. 43" stickies with 7.5lbs air pressure. 13" clearance under bottom of diff. That's all I have to report.
Thanks for taking the time to post this.

But truthfully it doesn't help a builder much. Tires, air pressure, and tire bulge are a changing variable between every rig.

The only constant is the axle centerline to diff bottom measurement ( how ever you decide to measure it).
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:12 PM   #60 (permalink)
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dana 60 hgc 1.5"

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Old 04-07-2017, 07:07 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I don't know what a "Dana 60 HGC" is. Can't really see in the pic. If those numbers are right, it had better involve portals or "Atomic" axles.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:48 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Looks atomicish to me.

Winter4x, did you do anything for your front? Do you notice a defenite improvement in deep snow?
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Nothing atomic about it. no 9" based parts. no expensive cv s .did not cost 10,000$. Only thing in common is a little extra ground clearance.
Have not done the front yet.
Helps to keep truck moving forward in deep fresh snow.
Would not build for a rockcrawler/dd but i like it for snow
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Kinda curious about this axle Winter. Do you have some specs / build pics of what it is that you have built?
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axle is similar to corvette in that it uses single cardan u joints 4. I am using 1480 spicers and 35 spline shafts. detroit locker and 4.88 gears to match the front. will be going with lower gears when i build the front. Has steering knuckles pinned straight for now. Might do a build thread when i do the front.
Could build with more clearance... depends on how much angle your willing to put on the joints.
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axle is similar to corvette in that it uses single cardan u joints 4. I am using 1480 spicers and 35 spline shafts. detroit locker and 4.88 gears to match the front. will be going with lower gears when i build the front. Has steering knuckles pinned straight for now. Might do a build thread when i do the front.
Could build with more clearance... depends on how much angle your willing to put on the joints.
"Single Carden u joint" Do you mean the tires tilt in? Interesting. I would like to see a build thread. BTW, what year Vette does this?
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axle is similar to corvette in that it uses single cardan u joints 4. I am using 1480 spicers and 35 spline shafts. detroit locker and 4.88 gears to match the front. will be going with lower gears when i build the front. Has steering knuckles pinned straight for now. Might do a build thread when i do the front.
Could build with more clearance... depends on how much angle your willing to put on the joints.
I'd definitely be interested in a build thread on this.
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Has 4 joints so tires not tilted in. c3 corvette and c4 mid 1960s used rear with single cardans (non cv) style uj.
my version uses dana 60 low pinion. This style is not new. the late Mr. Longfield built a pair of axles like these in the late 80s or early 90s. also have seen other similar axles and some not so similar. going back to ww1. there is a picture of one with portal ends and my style center floating around on the web.
The possible variations are endless. cut/grind/weld/wheel
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Ok, so they are an "Atomic" style axle. I was confused when you said single Carden. I could be wrong, but I thought Carden discribes the duel u-joint with a centering ball like on my Bronco. What you are discribing is just regular u-joints on short driveshafts. (Like on my old 79' Vette)

I meant no offense by saying atomic axles. I know that Atomic didn't invent them. I would still like to see your build thread. (Even just a couple better pics)

On another note, has anyone seen an axle with a Carden at the diff and a slight tilt at the wheels. I think that could work. Kind of look like the Mog tilt. LOL Might be able to get stock axles that plug right in to a Carden yoke. I guess there would be no advantage in front because you have to have a u-joint/CV anyways.
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