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the strongest way i can build my half ton axles

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by BADRED73-N-AZ, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. BADRED73-N-AZ

    BADRED73-N-AZ Registered Member

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    Im working with D44 FT 12 bolt rear looking to run 35 or 36 inch tires . I will be doing pretty hard core wheeling, but will also be seeing some long road trips. I was thinking of a full floater and detroit in rear with hubs in the rear does this meen i can run on the hiway with only one hub looked. in the front was thinking of a full spool and some of your HD axles. also debating 410 or 456 gearg. thanks for any info on these question.
     
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    BADRED73-N-AZ Registered Member

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    by the way I for got to mention as far as gearing goes Im all ready runing doubler.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    the way i see it after buying a full floater kit and the shafts you can go get 3/4 ton running gear for the same price at a Yard.
    just my opinion.
    Grant
     
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    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    on the hubs issue , no bcuz u would go all crooked when u accelerated ....
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ff kit for the rear, chrome-moly axels f/r, premium hubs f/r, beefiest U-joints you can get, and some kind of truss f/r.

    Of course, as noted, for the price of all that stuff, you could go full 1-ton...

    J
     
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    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    check out my pics page i have ord's olf beefed half ton axles .
     
  7. BADRED73-N-AZ

    BADRED73-N-AZ Registered Member

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    thanks for responses ,and belive me if I could find A D60 I would go 1ton. but out here in AZ there next to emposible tofind and win you do they want as much as it will cost bild my falf tons. thin I still half to get a rear lookers wheels and tires. at least for now thats out fo my reach.
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Ditch the 12 bolt. Much cheaper to build a 14, or even a 60 or 70 for that matter. And unless you go ultra high dollar, the 12 will still be a time bomb. Not so sure I'd want to go full spool in a 44 under a full size, either. If you are really planning to do hardcore rocks, I hope you like changing front shafts out.

    Pete
     
  9. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    If you want to stay 6 lug, detroit the rear, add some aftermarket shafts and call it good. If you get into this very far you'll follow pete's advice and just start with a 14 bolt but that does require swapping to 8 lug in the front.
    I think we went over this on the phone some more.
     

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