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Straight axel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryanvz1, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. ryanvz1

    ryanvz1 Registered Member

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    Alright I was wandering why almost all trucks are going to IFS when the straight axel is obviously the best. Look at how much jeep is making off of it.
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    On-road ride characteristics...what 99% of the buyers care about.
     
  3. ryanvz1

    ryanvz1 Registered Member

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    Yea, but look at how many gay jeeps there are that go off-road. If Gm would sell a newer k-10 truck with a dana-44 up front, 12-bolt rear, th-350, and 350 motor, it would sell very fast. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Yea, but look at how many gay jeeps there are that go off-road. If Gm would sell a newer k-10 truck with a dana-44 up front, 12-bolt rear, th-350, and 350 motor, it would sell very fast. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I sure as hell wouldn't buy it,,, /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  5. ryanvz1

    ryanvz1 Registered Member

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    You really can't go wrong with that set-up stock though.
     
  6. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm willing to bet that the GM trucks(including GMC and Chevy) make more money than Jeep does for Daimler-Chrysler. And I'm also willing to bet that GM would take a dive if they tried to sell a 350/350 44/12 combo... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    IMO, it's the same thing as a 10 bolt front and rear.

    And naturally those would be the first things to be replaced.
     
  8. ryanvz1

    ryanvz1 Registered Member

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    Yeah but the 10-bolt is alot weaker along with there 700R4 tranny's. Along with any other overdrive tranny.
     
  9. heavy4x4

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    Yea, but look at how many gay jeeps there are that go off-road. If Gm would sell a newer k-10 truck with a dana-44 up front, 12-bolt rear, th-350, and 350 motor, it would sell very fast. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I agree. I think a truck like that would be great for guys who work construction or people who need a work truck to haul crap around and beat up on. But, if it rides like crap and looks even worse, no one's going to buy it unless it costs significantly less than the pickups out there today. And, let's face it, with the engineering involved and the new standards for emissions and safety, the vehicle would still be upwards of $25,000.

    And, even if that were to be in production...it may sell quite a few vehicles, but obviously not enough to make it worth a company's troubles...otherwise they'd be doing it right now.

    Also, with the stuff you listed, it would not be adequately suited for hard-core wheeling so guys like us would still be laying on our driveways getting our hands dirty swapping out drivetrain components.
     
  10. ryanvz1

    ryanvz1 Registered Member

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    Yea that is true, just a thought.
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Shortbox, crew cab, 10.5" 14 bolt FF, D60 front, optional Detroit rear, 8.1 liter (or Duramax), 4L80E (or Allison or 6 speed), and a 4:1 low range T-case. Gearing optional down to 5.13. Tire sizes up to 37"...

    When that becomes avaialble I'll buy a new truck...

    If you're gonna dream, dream one ton.

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    Yeah but the 10-bolt is alot weaker along with there 700R4 tranny's. Along with any other overdrive tranny.

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    More B.S.

    10 bolts and 12 bolts are damn near the same thing, not exactly, but close.

    700r4 is not a weak trans, thats all the further i am going to go with that one, i'm tired of arguing with people who think they are.

    Once AGAIN, i will mention,,,,,209,000 miles on my 700r4 without a rebuild, and nothing really broke, just slipping clutches. Which is the same thing any other trans will do.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Tell you what , convince the masses ( ain't gonna happen my friend )that they need to be in cars and station wagons like in the old days and to quit buying trucks and Blazer wannabes, and then convince everyone else to buy only Super Duty's and 1 ton Dodge's, and THEN you would see a straight axle Chevy truck once again. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif The general population ruined it for us. First the mini-van killed the station wagon, then Soccer-Moms ( soccer ain't AMERICAN ) started buying OUR trucks. We can't stop it. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    BTW I mean you no disrespect, this is just a harsh reality /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Shortbox, crew cab, 10.5" 14 bolt FF, D60 front, optional Detroit rear, 8.1 liter (or Duramax), 4L80E (or Allison or 6 speed), and a 4:1 low range T-case. Gearing optional down to 5.13. Tire sizes up to 37"...

    When that becomes avaialble I'll buy a new truck...

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    and i'll be in line right behind you... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  15. BranndonC

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    why when you can build it for 30 grand less? /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Shortbox, crew cab, 10.5" 14 bolt FF, D60 front, optional Detroit rear, 8.1 liter (or Duramax), 4L80E (or Allison or 6 speed), and a 4:1 low range T-case. Gearing optional down to 5.13. Tire sizes up to 37"...


    My parents wanted one of those too. So they got a 1975 crew cab shortened it, kept the 454, put in OD, a shortbox, 6" lift, 35" nittos and there, a gas guzzlen' one ton that can do a lot more for a lot less than anything new (like avoid emissions /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif)

    If ford offered an F350 in a 2 door short bed I would probably be in one. (not the same but next closest thing with a warrenty)
     
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    If ford offered an F350 in a 2 door short bed I would probably be in one

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    They do , or they did. I saw one on the way to work on Mckellips east of Scottsdale rd. I also see them occasionally in the 4x4 mags. Base work truck models, solid colors , rubber mats etc. Could of been a f-250 SuperDuty /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Well at least it was SFA . I wouldn't buy the ford ( my blood is Chevy Orange ), but Ford and Dodge ( 1 ton only ) are all thats left for domestic SFA truck with a warranty. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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