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School me on Rockwells.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DavidB, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Which ones are more desireable, and why? Might be able to get some, and Rocks w/ 53s are my goal in life...
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    hate to say it but places like www.truckaddicts.com has ton's of experience with rockwells so you will have great luck over there.

    -Avery
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The later the better you want to get a set from a AM GENERAL built duece they have the best parts to start with
     
  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    You want the units that have u-joints in the axleshafts. There are some older ones out there that have a different set-up and I've read they aren't as strong.
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yep there a Birfield style Junk
     
  6. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Pirate BB.

    I had a set of the old ones. Guy bought them from me and is building them up on one of the threads over there. His name is FourByNut or something like that.

    Marv
     
  7. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Correct me if I'm wrong Marv . But the Older ones aren't as strong as stock D-60 front end
     
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    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Well.... Truth is.. I have no flippin' idea there...

    I run D44's.... :ignore:

    I would think as far as axle shaft strength - it woul be close. The Rocky shafts are bigger, but have coarse 16 splines and questionable Material Properties [just cuz so old - manufactured so long ago].

    Far as joint strength - I'd say even the Rezeepa CV's would have it hands down against anything but a D60 CTM....

    But like I said, WTF do I know..... I'm a 1/2 ton nut. :rolleyes:

    Marv
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm just Going of what my grand dad (R.I.P.)told me. He was a Duece Nut at one time he had almost 40 of them. he had Boyce and Memphis equipment on Speed dial
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    they will break with 680 hp and a detroit :D

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    that's friggin' cool
     
  12. DavidB

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    Speak to me more of this 1/2 ton business.
     
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    David,

    There's no speakin' if you want 53's.......

    Marv
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So 10bolts and 66" firestones won't work?????:haha: :haha:
     
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    It is still debatable:p:
     
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    didnt gm make 2 1/2 ton axles??
     
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    I think it'd be fun to watch. Where's my egg timer.
     
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    Waaaay old, methinks, WW2 era "Jimmies".

    -- A
     
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    You don't really take me for a n00b do ya? :rolleyes:
     
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    10bolts are plenty strong for hardcore wheeln and 53's. they are way underrated :rolleyes: :haha:
     

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