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Stuff we saw at SEMA

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Stephen, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The D60 OX was on display at the superior gear booth. I think they're getting the production lined out to get a more reasonable cost for them now. Didn't talk price, but they're supposed to have the D60 locker out soon at a more reasonable cost.
    They also had a prototype OX ujoint on display with replaceable super beefy pins in a center housing instead of a standard ujoint cross. Don't know how well that ones going to work, not sure about the wisdom of a super beefy joint anyway, but we might as well have them to play with.
    Superior's getting into the alloy front axle business too, they think they'll hold up to a stronger joint, I think they're smokin too much of the wrong stuff. I'm not sure you can make the ears strong enough and still have them fit in the knuckle.
    ARB has the 14FF locker coming up soon, they're finished or are close to being done on the 10bolt and 12 bolt re-design using their new gear clocking techniques for much greater strength than before.
    Tractech had the electric locker on display and seemed confident that it would be on the market this spring for the D30, D44 and D60. I'll believe it when I see it. They're using a true-trac with a pretty cool system for locking the side gear so it's a limited slip till you lock it.
    Skyjacker is using King coilovers for some of their kits now, that's kind of cool.
    Nothing really earthshaking from warn, didn't spend much time there, but didn't see any substantial new stuff.
    Teraflex is doing some cool stuff with their diffs. They have an aluminum centersection now and can build a totally aluminum rear end now also. They're also building new end yokes and knuckles to build ball joint D60's with some cool features. They're pre-machined for steering arms and can take a couple of different spindle and stubshaft combinations. They also have a smaller high clearance diff that uses D44 parts and are working on 33 spline shafts for it to use D60 ujoints on the outers.
    That's about all I can remember right now.



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    Cool stuff!!!
    Did they specify a time frame when they will be marketing the Ox locker for the D60 front? I was just about to order the ARB 60 front locker in 2 weeks too! Might have to wait.
    Boss

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    Don't really know the timeframe, didn't even think to ask. We don't do a lot of diff sales or work so it wasn't high on my list. I'm sure you could call and get some info though.

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