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Anyone heard about the new Ox axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shane74, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    They are touting a D35 as stronger than a D60 (i'll beleive when I see it). I saw a blurb about them in the latest issue of P4W&OR and my curiosity is piqued /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif. I did a search online and didn't get anything of use, so...anyone heard anything about these?
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    yeah I saw that blurb in P4W&OR. Curious too but I'm sure its bull.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    They may be able to make Dana 35 axle shafts out of unobtanium that are as strong as a stock Dana 60 axle shaft. But unless they have a way to also beef up the tiny diff and the ring and pinion gears, then they will just move the weak link to a much more expensive part of the front end. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  4. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    axle shafts out of unobtanium

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    unless they have a way to also beef up the tiny diff and the ring and pinion gears, then they will just move the weak link to a much more expensive part of the front end.


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    That's what I was thinking, but I am still curious about them. I'm not thinking that you use them on 1/2 ton gear and run big meats, but I am curious if they would be a viable upgrade for those of us still running 1/2 ton axles and 35's. Just a curiosity is all. Like I said. I'll believe when I see it.
     
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    I would be for a beefed up 1/2 ton axle if I did not already replace my balljoint on a quarterly basis. Make some balljoints out of unobtanium with PRNW surface treatment and I am on it. Until then I will search my auto trader for a D60 or the truck that has one. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    PRNW = (Poly-Really-Slick-Never-Ware)
     

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