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Drive flanges?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUB-ZERO, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. SUB-ZERO

    SUB-ZERO 1/2 ton status

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    I have been seeing people talk (or mention) drive flanges but nobody really explains what the purpose is.I did a search and couldn't find a good explaination.Other than strength what is the purpose?Is it the same as what comes on a stock full-time 4x4?Can you use it with a part-time case?What about a daily driver?Any problems associated with it(ie,lockers)?
     
  2. jekbrown

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    you hit the nail on the head. A good set of flanges is always stronger than a good set of hubs. They are usually cheaper too...

    No, because you can put it in 2wd with the t-case.

    yep.

    Personally, if I had them on a DD I'd pull the pucks unless I was going to go into 4wd. Shouldn't cause any problems for your locker.

    j
     
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    they are like lockouts that are locked in all the time. if you ran them on a DD your front axleshafts, diff, d-shaft, and t-case output would spin. i have heard of some people running them with a balanced front driveshaft and not having any problems.
     
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    I ran them in my K5 and didnt have any problems with 42's front detroit, and hydro assist. It wasnt for the faint of heart though.
     
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    Iv got them too and as long as your axles and u-joints will hold up they are great. never worry about a broken hub again.
     

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