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Cutting axleshaft & street driving

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    A post in the tech forum got me thinking along with a question Grant posed awhile back.

    Can you cut a 14bff axleshaft and install it to make the rear axle be unlocked for street driving?

    I have a 14bff that is welded and street driving is eating my 35's alive. Is it possible to cut a spare axleshaft and install it to get 1 wheel drive for street driving? Are there any problems with lube getting to the wheel bearings? What else is a concern?

    My wallet could really use a cheap way to not have to buy 35" BFG's all the time. Thanks

    Harley
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    You probably could, but you would have severe torque steer.
     
  3. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Sure...

    Might be a bit of a handfull w/ just one wheel pullin' tho.

    Marv
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    Good call. I didn't even think of that being a problem. But now that I do I could see that as a real big issue. I can tell my truck tries to push on way or the other when I have bind on the rearend after cornering sometimes. Thanks

    Harley
     
  5. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    My friend does this all the time. He has a lockright that doesn't like to unlock in his 2wd truck so he cut a shaft and put it in so he just has a one legger at the passenger tire. Hes got a very mild 350 so he has no problems.
     

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