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Truggy / Rockwell questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DieselBurb, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. DieselBurb

    DieselBurb 1/2 ton status

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    Just curious, well, brainstorming really (the future of the /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif is at stake /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif). How would leaf springs work on a truggy? Also, what is the difference in the track width between a 14 bolt and a 2-1/2 ton Rockwell axle?
     
  2. SkulzNBonz

    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy built a burban on Rockwells, and didn't have to mod the width of the Rockies whatsoever. Just some creative wheel backspacing. Pics are here http://community.webshots.com/album/85550531JcMExv

    More pics elsewhere in my album as well.

    John
     
  3. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    How would leaf springs work on a truggy?

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    [​IMG] BadDog's Truggy runs leafs... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Marv
     
  4. RustBuket

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    I still love that truck!!! Its so sweet. Someday...... *drool*
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Help me out here. I don't see the point of building a lightweight truggy and then hanging 2,500-3,000 pounds of axles underneath it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I'd think that a 14 FF and a Dana 60 would handle a lot of abuse in a lightweight rig. What are you planning to do with this thing that warrants Rockwells? /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  6. DieselBurb

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    I was considering using the powertrain from a 2-1/2 ton vehicle (cat 3126/allison trans/t-case /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif). I know it may not fit in the rails...well it might with some coaxing /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif.
     
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    Use your GM drivetrain. That 'burban attempted to use the Rockwell t-case. Those things are HUGE. My buddy still kicks himself for not using a 205. The main advantage of Rockies is the ability to go w/ larger than 44" tires. (48"-52")

    John
     
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    I'm looking for the towability of the larger diesel. I don't think my TH400 will 1) bolt up to it, and 2) be able to handle the torque...not to mention the t-case would probably explode. Besides, I would be using an Allison tranny/t-case combo.
     
  9. Sandman

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    Guy here has the Rockwells under a truck. They are heavy bastards but he can pound them though. He used a 205 and isnt very nice to it all. Runs 48" tires with stock drum brakes.
     

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