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14FF with Toms axles....how does this work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88jimmy4x4, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. 88jimmy4x4

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    I saw this on ebay and was wondering how this works. Its a 10.5 full floater with 6 lug aftermarket axles that dont have a outer hub on them. May sound stupid but how does this work?
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  2. I was looking at that same axle just today and wondered the same thing. Looks kinda shifty to me.

    Mat
     
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    Well I'm not entirely sure on why someone would do it... But it's not too hard... Cut the spindles off the end of the tube and machine a bearing surface inside the tube. Press in a race and theres your wheel bearing. Then just make some kind of retention system for the axle, such as a crosspin drilled through the carrier and shafts. But why?
     
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    is it made into a simi floater?
     
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    Did you notice the dif cover? I've never seen one out on the market like that one. Its the one that is a bearing-supporting type, like a girdle, made by companies like T/A Performance. Just never knew they (or anyone) made one for the 14FF yet. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Did you notice the dif cover? I've never seen one out on the market like that one. Its the one that is a bearing-supporting type, like a girdle, made by companies like T/A Performance. Just never knew they (or anyone) made one for the 14FF yet. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I was thinking the same thing. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif That axle is obviously no longer full floating. I would bet that it uses a bearing retainer similiar to a 9" Ford since there appears to be no way to access any C-clips. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  8. 88jimmy4x4

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    is it made into a simi floater?

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    Well it is and it isnt. The axles arent held in by c-clips.
     
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    alright I see how it works /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    is it made into a simi floater?

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    Well it is and it isnt. The axles arent held in by c-clips.

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    But the weight of the vehicle will be supported by the axleshafts, so yes, it's a semi floating axle. Plenty of semi floating axles do not use C clips, the ford 9" being the most common as mentioned above.
     
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    Whats that piece between the carrier and ring gear? Some type of spacer instead of changing to a slow case, or thick gear?
     
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    That is the other half of the carrier.
     
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    is it made into a simi floater?

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    Well it is and it isnt. The axles arent held in by c-clips.

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    The axle shaft suports the weight...it's a semi floater. It's set up just like a stock ford 9 inch. It's a crappy axle for a 4x4. When side loaded they bust the bearing races and cut the wheel seals out.

    Good for drag racing though. Bullet proof R&P and fairly light weight for the rest of it.
     
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    This will make you laugh /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


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    >What was the reserve on this axle?
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    > the reserve was 1688.88. If intrested let me know . Thank you for your inquiry

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