I know where a few kaizer military trucks are and I was wondering if they had a front 60 in them I thought they did but Im not sure. Also what side drop are they on and are they worth any money??thanks guys <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
The Kaizer M715 has a Dana 70 Rear Dana 60 Front. 5.87:1 gearing the rear 70 is a 23 spline shaft, The Dana 60 front has 16 spline shafts. They also have a 6 Lug military pattern which will require custom rims which go for $200+ EA. Locker choices are limited for the low spline count shafts.
This being said I have wheeled with people running 44's on these stock axles with no problems.
OK some M715 axle specs/info:
>Are they worth the money?
Depends what you want to do and how much they are asking...
I'd say they would be great for a budget vechile, they can be found inexpensively compared to a pair of modern 1ton axles, are quite strong and parts are pretty easy to find, except maybe the drums...
- They are a bit wider then a standard FW axle, gives you a larger stance <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
- they run an odd 6 bolt pattern, very little interchanges with it, custom rims will run you 150-200+/each
- 13" drum brakes all around
- 5.87 gears and open diffs
- Dana 60, Closed knuckle, pass side drop
- 30 spline inners/21 spline outers
- FRONT you can run a lockrite or detroit
- Milemarker makes lockout hubs ~$200/pair
- Dana 70, Full Floater, 1.5" - 23 spline axles, REAR detroit ~$325
- Closed knuckle front, axles/ujoints smaller than standard D60, Odd 6 lug pattern requiring custom rims, Drum brakes
- 5.87 gears, D60 front ring gear, D70 FF rear, wide, inexpensive, rear detroit ~325
That said I was trying to sell my axles here for $1500 w/4 custom rims/rear detroit/and a few other extras, looks like I will be running them for awhile anyway now...
The 715 axles are fine to use if you have them laying around, However I would not spend to much for them. All the parts (seals, brakes, ect) are a little spendy. The axles will hold up fine. You should be able to pick up whole trucks for around $500-$1000.
<IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> if ur gonna spend all the time and money swapn one in, at least get a REAl 60...why buy a locker for a little 60....drum front brakes <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> just keep the portal 35cs
Biga$$YJ is right I guess Ill stick with my ever popular portal 35c axles they seem to hold up to any thing you can throw at them. Oh well just wondering if those 60's under the kaizers were worth any thing at all guess not oh well. thanks besides I love keeping my 589 wheels cause they are 5 on 41/2 and you cant beat that with a stick who wants to get new wheels for new axles?? PORTAL 35c's rock!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
im his friend so i will reply....havent yall ever seen the avalanche poratal 9 inches he made those out of 35c centers, they are like unimog style, but with the jaw drooping strength of a dana 35c, he sells these axles for 10,000 a pair, ohh ya and u can keep ur snazy 5x4.5 inch rims, what more could a jeeper ask for, my 1 tons are for sale so i can buy a set of these bad boys:smokin:
My portal 35c axles are awesome they can handle up to a 32 inch tire before they break. Some guys do of course push the limits and run up to 44's. So far so good, My portal 35c axles really take the abuse and keep on ticking, and yes you can keep the ever so popular 5 on 4/1/2 wheel bolt patern, Why go 6 or even 8 lug?, when you can still keep stock Jeep wheels? Also theese axles offer increddible clearance. Look forward to my front and rear reverse cut dana 30 hybrid axles as well theese bad boys are awesome for sammy swaps or Wrangler swaps also they still retain the stock 5 on 4/1/2 bolt pattern for those of you who want to keep your weld wheels you spent a Grand on. Im taking orders as we speak so it could take up to 3 weeks to get your set of bad boy axles. P.S. watch out Dynatrac!!! :usa: :rasta:
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