Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TLCOR, Oct 23, 2005.
Look good! Loads of ground clearance!!!
I thought this guy (TLCOR) got banned!?
you read my mind
Volvo portals arent strong enough(stock) to hold up to any kind of abuse on a K5
kinda like a D44
Mogs are much stronger
Are you shure about this? I've seen them on different kind of rigs here in Sweden with huge tires and they seems to hold up just fine.
I know the guy who owns that Blazer. If the axles wouldn't hold up he would have choosen something else like the usual Dana60/14-boltFF combo.
Volvo used theese axles on relatively heavy trucks with both 2 and 3 axles and they are known to hold up for almost anything.
I do agree though that the mogaxles are stronger but also a lot heavier.
I know that talking about this nonchevy stuff seems to be a big no-no on this site so don't ban me too
Just thought I had to say my opinion
ok please excuse me, i dont have any personal experance with them, i am just going off what i have read.
If i am wrong feel free to point it out, I am always ready to learn.
I had read that the portal boxes on the volvos are weak and break often.
Yep, listen to Johan. These axles are compareable to D60s strenght-wise, if not even stronger. Beacuse of the gear-reduction being at the hubs, you have much less chances having any R&P and axleshaft breakage. As with any portalaxles.
No worries, as they say down under
Here's a more recent picture of the project. Almost ready. If you read this Anthon you can fill in the details
Hrm, If these are as strong as D60's and have that much clearance! How well do they connect to normal K5 hardware ... read NP208? how hard are they to find? and whats a good price?!
I don't know all the details but I know he has changed the steering because the volvoaxles has crossoversteering. The truck has a NP241 TC and he has removed the slipjoint and fabricated a driveshaftbrake (is that the correct word?) instead of the normal parking break.
Here's a link but it's in swedish clicky
I don't know how hard they are to find in the US but in Scandinavia there's a lot of them from surplus military stuff.
I realy like people that "think they know........." Have you ever been to a Formula One Offroad contest? The guys who has alot to do in their garage defenitly does NOT run on volvo poratls.
Teoreticly the volvo portals axels will hold up even better than D60, because the axels are turning double the speed of the wheels. And the shaft area is wider than 1/2 of D60 axels.
However, any side loads would be bad since the portal hubs would mulitply the force due to leverage. But I agree with the above theory assuming the same type of steel is used with the same modulus of elasticity, hardness, all that crap. So many factors, I think you'd just have to run one and find out.
I thought that Volvo portals were a drivers side diff, and that the Mog axles had the diff on the Pass side?
Hard to kill.
Volvo portals can easily be made to fit both driver/passenger side. It`s passenger diff side as original setup.
If they breake down? I can hardly beleve that. In the swedish army the run on vehicles that have a total weigt of 7500 lbs in a 4x4 application and 9800 lbs in a 6x6 application. And so far there is no know breake down in the swedish army yet!
SWEDISH STEEL ROCKS
So,Anthon is it time for you after building your truck for years to come up to our place and do the Volvo portals VS 60/14.
Let´s try who break something first
sounds like someone is gettin called out!
Yes!! JUST BRING IS ON
Yes and my M1008 is build for a total of 8800 lbs in a 4x4application if I remember correctly.
I hope to see you soon in Rimbo.
You are very welcome ,when you can find the time.
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