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What are the good and bads of these. I have the opportunity to pick a f/r up for $500 plus the rest of the truck, it's a mid 70's dodge.

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Are you going to run 44" tires?
Clearence would be one thought. I'm no expert but I bet they hang low.
 

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70's are big. They're basicly a 60 with 1.5" 35 spline shafts. For that price, I'd snatch em up quick.
 

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Clearance? If you are geared and locked properly...you could drag those fockers over anything <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Blitz:
<STRONG>What are the good and bads of these. I have the opportunity to pick a f/r up for $500 plus the rest of the truck, it's a mid 70's dodge.

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Kris</STRONG>
What truck did they come out of? In a little more detail than mid 70s Dodge.
 

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They only hang a little lower than a 60. They are expensive axles to maintain, though. And they aren't always 35-spline. They came in 17, 23, 30, and 35 spline version, all of which are about as common as all the others. You need to pull a shaft and see before you buy it. (Side note: I hate when people are swapping in full width axles and are too lazy to unbolt the shaft and pull it to see if the $500 they are about to plunk down is a waste or not.

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Also, if it's a front 70, it should have drum brakes and closed knuckles. This will be a VERY heavy axle.

Just something else to think about...
 

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Mid 70's is a little vage. any way by the mid 70's both should be 35spl. If the front has disc brakes, take off your shoes and wipe all the shat off them, you are very lucky. Either way I would get them. They hang down just as far as a 60. All those of you that never had one don't spread the rumor that they take all your ground clearance. They webbing across the bottom may be a touch fatter but not much. The inside of the case will be notched out a little. If you decide not to use the front you can sell it very fast to a guy that is into truck pulls or muddin'.
 

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Originally posted by Cajun:
<STRONG>Also, if it's a front 70, it should have drum brakes and closed knuckles. This will be a VERY heavy axle.

Just something else to think about...</STRONG>
Why would the weight of the axle matter, I can't think of any reasons. Cajun where you at in La.?
 

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Weight wouldn't matter, other than keeping overall vehicle weight down, and being a huge pain in the ass to move around. I've got a RC D60 front with discs sitting in my garage, and that thing weighs a ton!

Swamp TJ, I'm from Sulphur, but I'm currently living in Michigan 'cause of work. My brother is at LSU and wheels with the LA4x4 bunch in and around Baton Rouge. Don't know where you're from, but they seem to be a good bunch of guys to wheel with if you're interested.
 

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Overall weight is what I was thinking. My dad was from Sulphur, I live over by Clinton in Ethel. I know about La4x4, Lightline has done a lot of work on my TJ. Everytime I go in there those guys are after me to join, but I really don't have the need to because my family owns a lot of land.
 
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