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Cryo Treating Chromo's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I just bought a set of Yukon Chromo's for my 10bolt with Spicer 760x ujoints. I was going to have the ujoints cryoed but then my buddy said why not cryo the whole setup axles & ujoints. A friend of a friend gets cryoing done for $1/lb so $50 roughly would get them cryoed.

    Is there any reason not to cryo a set of Yukons & 760?

    Harley
     
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    I am ready for the bashing.:o

    What do you mean "Cryo"?:confused:
     
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    Thats what hes talking about .
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    cryogenically freezing. It is supposed to relieve stresses in metal & make the atoms or molecules more uniform in the metal therefore making them stronger & more durable.

    Harley
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd say do it man , at least you can then brag and boast like the guys on crawlinaz :thumb:
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    :doah:
     
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    I say why not specially if it is cheap:D.

    Could you imagine some superior chromos that are cryoed for you 60:bow:.

    Ira
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    wth 50 bucks, let us know.
     
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    What does actual testing say about the treatment? The supposed benefits are given, but I've seen some other information in print that the actual benefits don't seem to be as much as the hype says when in actual use.

    Not saying I know one way or the other, and for the cost, I guess it can't hurt. (much:))
     
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    I would say go for it. I know that in the oil patch anything we send downhole has been cryoed for strength reasons. If the multi-billion dollar oil companies are doing it on their equipment then you know it has some serious benefits. I have been thinking about doing my r&p as well.
     
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    Harley,

    If you decide to do it let me know, I will send both sets of my Cromos with yours and we can do it together.

    Rob
     
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    I don't know. While I know that the mfg's likely did the least spendy HT they could, they also had some minimum strength requirement. If you don't know that spec then you can't tell the cryo company what you want out of the parts strength-wise and ductility-wise. Could find that you've actually made them more brittle instead of just stronger.
    HT of metals is not all science and it's best to know what you need or you can easily end up with what you didn't want.
     
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    We have a 644b John Deere front end loader back home that we cryo'd the rotating assembly in the motor when we rebuilt it. The guys from the city garage there swear by it. They do mostly the brake rotors and drums. said that it tripled the life of those parts.
    Guy that did it said that he cryo'd axle shafts and R&P's for some local drag racers and it dropped their breakage by 50%.
     
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    Harley, did you get the chance to cryo-freeze your axle shafts and u-joints?

    Heck, for around $50, I'd send mine out just for the hell of it....

    I may be able to get my hands on some chromos & ujoints before Moab, I gotta talk with Kyle at Desert Rat for a deal.
     
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    WHAT IS CYRO AND WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? jUST TRYING TO LEARN?
     
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    cryogenics! its where you freeze your body in the efforts to me thawed in 50 years and still be ticking. OR its just freezing your shafts to allign the molecules together in a more rigid configuration.
     
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    The thread is only 2 pages long. If you really have to ask what it is again maybe you need to review page 1...:wink1:
     
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    Nope, never got it done. Just put the axles in and ran them. I never got ahold of the guy I know who knows the guy who cryo's and everyone else wants alot more money to do it.

    Harley
     
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    I contacted a couple of cryo treatment joints a few months back, and both of them said that treating the chromoly parts didn't have much effect (affect?) due to the metalurgy of that material. You might want to call a couple of places before you spend some money.
     

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