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anti wrap idea?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    what if you had something like this.. one piece, that went over the top and had a 14ff diff cover pattern on the other side that you could just bolt under your current diff cover with some RTV and longet bolts... then mount something similar to the "bam bar" to it, what do you think?
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    I think the larger surface are would help with warping.....

    Mayeb you could use both faces, the pinion and the diff cover?

    If you had a thck steel cover you could integrate too....


    Baghhhh I dunno
     
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    an axle truss? http://www.coloradok5.com/moo12truss.shtml they make a 14 bolt one as well. I am gonna use the BTF truss for my 14 bolt when I 4 link soon. Its just another way to mount your setup nothing really special.
     
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    i know its a truss, i'm talking just the part that bolts to the pinion and having it wrap around to the rear of the diff... if its strong enough i can mount a bar to it for anti wrap
     
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    its strong enough for a 4 link, should be strong enough for an antiwrap setup.
     
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    more than strong enough for an anti wrap. Considering a 4 link does antiwrap and location duty. a cover piece would be overkill. Now if mean just from the pinion to the cover I'd be weary of that. Thats a lot of stress on those bolts you would mount to and could be slightly suseptable to side to side force(though I don't think your antiwrap would put a lot of that on the piece).
     
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    Yeah it would work, but it will leak. There was a jeep at work with some crazy 3 link set up, I tink it was Rubicon Express. It had a bracket that sandwiched between the housing and the cover. It was a real PITA. We ended up taking it off and welding a bracket over the top of the diff for the link.

    Why not just weld something over the top of the diff instead of bolting it on?
     
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    tons of talk on pirate and any where i search says that welding to the housing or pumpkin may not be the strongest place to do it
     
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    he meant to the tubes like the BTF one is
     
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    tubes are normal steel. Are all all axles I've ever seen. Thus the reason you can change shock mounts and leaf spring mounts like nothing(ok a bit more than that).
     
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    I think you are talking something like this
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    We build the center mount for the traction bar without the truss as well. As far as leaking issues we have not had any. Our traction bar mounts attach with the sandwich ring as well as a pinion snout bracket, which varies according to axle design.
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    Thats it, can you list a price for it, or PM it? Thanks
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    tons of talk on pirate and any where i search says that welding to the housing or pumpkin may not be the strongest place to do it

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    I haven't had a problem with mine.
     
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    you dont have 600 lbs of torque either.. lol, i'm just worried with the amount of tq i have it could shear off
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think you are talking something like this
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    We build the center mount for the traction bar without the truss as well. As far as leaking issues we have not had any. Our traction bar mounts attach with the sandwich ring as well as a pinion snout bracket, which varies according to axle design.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Thats bad ass man! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Have any pics of how its all hooked up towards the front?
     
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    that is a graderball suspension. Its a linked suspension not a means for antiwrap. I'd say it would bind like mad in combo with leaf springs.
     
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    i got it from your post, but it looked like it would accomplish what it wanted, you dont think it would keep the axles from binding?
     
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    with a leaf spring suspension that graderball setup would be a big mistake. It will just bind up bad.
     

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