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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazin_blazer, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. blazin_blazer

    blazin_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    how come the 2.5 ton rockwells are cheaper than the d60 or the 14 bolt? i play mostly in the mud and want to run the strongest axle i can swing under my rig, and upon searching i found the rockwells cheaper than the regular axles. this seemed odd because i've seen some rock crawlers with the rockwells also. as soon as the 54'' boggers are available i plan on running them but in the mean time i will run the 53'' goodyear gp-2b's. i have these tire already they runn them on the front of the fertilizer trucks around here, with like a 84" on the rear:dunno: would i be better off saving up more money and going with the d60f and a 14bff or run the rockwells? i plan on using custom springs also but that another different story. any info on the axle will be appreciated.
     
  2. spoolnaround

    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    I would imagine the Rockwells are cheaper due to weight and fabrication issues
     
  3. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    and the fact they arent that much stronger... sled and truck pulls are plenty popular here, and ive seen plenty of trucks go from one ton at one pull, to 2.5s at the next, and break the 2.5s easier... the shafts are nominally stronger and you can only have ONE ratio iirc... a d60 with 35s and ctms is plenty strong, and LIGHTER
     
  4. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    just out of curiosity how much stronger is a beefed rocky than a beefed d60
     
  5. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    A 'beefed' rockwell with 2" axles is Stupid strong....and stupid expensive.
     
  6. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    And stupid heavy, and not all that easy to properly mount.
     
  7. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The reason they are cheaper is simple supply vs. demand. A 60 will bolt in real easy. a rockwell will require some fabrication. Brakes, steering, spring mounts, wheels all need to be addressed.
     
  8. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    in otherwords gents... go one ton chevy, you can find it, buy it and run it...
     
  9. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    yeah the axles themselves are cheaper. there is simply a lot more work to get them under a truck. especially if you want the truck "street legal"
     

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