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2 1/2 Ton Rockwell Axles???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OffRoader93, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. OffRoader93

    OffRoader93 1/2 ton status

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    Would 2 1/2 Rockwells work with a 6 or 8 inch lift? How hard is the swap from 3/4 Ton to that? Thanks
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Random thought

    I just got my P4WOR and there was a bronco on rockwells running 38s! It was proportional too!
     
  3. OffRoader93

    OffRoader93 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody else have any other information? Thanks.
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    It's pretty damn hard, mainly because of the brakes and toploading design, plus I think hydro steering is pretty much mandatory, plus they're HEAVY
     
  5. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Check out the Pirate boards, it has been covered many a time...
     
  6. titanic

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    It is doable but not as easy as it appears. Rockwells are cheap to purchase but the extras that everybody wants to go with them is not. They are way heavier than regular axles. Pinion brakes are common but not everyone likes them for the road. Rockwells don't turn as sharp as regular stock axles. They don't come with lockouts-that's extra. Would have to change driveshafts, steering and unless you have a 5 speed manual or plan on running 50" tires-45mph will be top speed. Learn all you can before you buy. Steve
     

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