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If God had a 4x4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Brocky, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    Would God use these axles? They are different and sweet. I imagine they are not cheap. http://www.overkilleng.com/

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    All of those internal u-joints look like fun.
     
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    buy rockwells call it good
     
  4. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    I wouldnt want the headache of replacing them. Thinks long and hard about replacing my front u joints. Maybe because I dont have a garage, maybe I am just lazy, or both. Working outside isn't nice none the less. And today is one of those quadrabog days. Trying to get the rig running without blowing black smoke.
     
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    i think i'd rather have mogs over those.
     
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    If god 'wheeled he'd point and laugh at those axles because he realized how often those joints would break.
     
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    Could ya'll imagine if one of those U-joints shattered inside the 'tube'??? You'd be stuck on the trail!!

    A+ for effort, but I don't think it'll catch on. Portals are better - the internals are in the right planes with them.
     
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    Gimme a pair o' Rockwells or Dana 60's anyday. Those things are just gimmicky and too complex looking.
     
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    I know hummers do a wierd thing, dont the drop the tire down? always though someone should thing of a way to add a chain to the axel, going down an arm onto a tire, that real ground clearance cold be incredibly high, or gear it that way. Only problem is the stress that would be put on that plate to hold wheel to axel. anyone understand me? a pic might help if i draw one...
     
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    If those broke on the trail, you would definately need a higher power to get home. Or maybe a Chinook. :D
     
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    Do people break 1480 u-joints often ? The idea is great , and people in AZ could run those and not break them , our rocks aren't slippery :D:D
     
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    Chain drive

    They use a chain drive set up in the logging industry. 40" tires 96" of clearance at the diff. You can straddle a tree 36" tree trunk pick it up and move it.
     
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    I think those are very cool - but I think portals are probably a little less complicated. I think http://portal-tek.com/ has some potential.
     
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    Overkill Engineering huh... At least the company name reflects their product. :rolleyes:
     
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    look around on Pirate there is a thread about it. piece of junk really. I forget but ther were a few things about it that were total crap(besides the ton of u-joints to fail).
     
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    i read it too. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=397189&highlight=overkill+engineering
    its hideously expensive and people have seen it up close said its poor quality. the price is even worse 5000$ for a rear with a locker 7500$ for the front with locker!! :yikes:
    not worth it at all but thats just me
     
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    The guys(JEEPERS) here all fell in love with the idea. Personally I think a 60 and 14FF is enough. I could only imagine tearing one of them up under power. I think you would need to burn the axle open to fix it. :D
     
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    why would you be stuck if the u-joint broke in the tube ? looks like the cover comes off the tube to me...simply remove the screws.. PITA maybe, but do-able. :confused:
     
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    if you blew up a u joint in that thing i see it tearing up alot of stuff. and theres just alot more weak points and places for it to fail. that housing is made of aluminum think about what would happen if you had chunks of u joint flying around in there
     
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    Take a look at the pirate link - the housing is made of steal and its heavy.
     

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