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Volvo Portal Axels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IronMan, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. IronMan

    IronMan 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know a good source to purchase volvo c303 portal axels? OffRoad General Store has them, but he wants 6k a axel. I hope to find a cheaper pair somewhere. I am going to put them on my Toyota (yes I've heard the jokes). But you can't argue with almost 18" of ground clearance under the diff with 37" tires.
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    You probably have, but have you given any thought to mogs?? They are easy to find and alot less than 6K per axle. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


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    check with Don Henry over on the pirate board. he had some 406's that he redid that were ready to be dropped in. pretty sure he'll be able to get some 303's, but he had alot of the 'Mog 404's a few months back.
     
  4. IronMan

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    Mog axels are offset, one passenger one driver side. They take more fabrication to put in. And they weigh a considerable amount more than the volvo's. The c303 axels are 1 ton rated, perfect for a yota or jeep. Offroad General had cv joints that replace the birfiels. And all come with lockers. Just weld some spring pads and shock mounts on. The only downside is the steep gearing (7.14) and the funky bolt pattern. But I'm getting new rims anyway. I think instead of running a dual t-case setup, I will just run another Overdrive. When on the trail, I'll just disengage the OD. Also it provides you with a couple of inches of lift just bolting them on. I think portals are the way to go if your going to put axels on a vehicle. Thanks for the info /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'm assuming the Volvo axles do not have torque tubes. If so, that's an other thing you'd have to convert with Unimog axles...
     

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