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Possible solution to the weak axle problem


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#1 Hondasucks

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 10:43 PM

Check this out
http://www.diversifiedcryogenics.com/ Cryogenic treating looks relatively inexpensive, and seems to make things last a lot longer. Mostly what gets broke on the axles is teh joints right? Send those in and have them Cryo treated and see if it helps.

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 12:04 AM

I wonder if they could get my whole car in there.:brow:

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:06 AM

my old highschool metal shop /cad /cam /cnc shop teacehr does cryotreating or did last i knew
does cranks engine blocks anything pretty much that will fit in his cryo freezer
works well on gun barrels also

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:56 AM

Yep, a lot of guy's are doing gun barrels/actions around here and the Toyota/Samuri gang are all doing thier Burfield's (spl?) I guess the guy that started doing the Burfields is in Graham WA, he's well known for it.

It would be nice if we could put a front stub in the rear, the fronts are solid as opposed to the hollow rear ones. I wonder if the 510 stubs are solid? Anybody know? I believe they are oart of the axle.

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 04:21 PM

510 stubs are part of the axle kinda, they are the same as an EA71 U-Joint axle, there is one bolt in the center of the U joint that holds the axle into the diff, and then right next to the U joint there is a flange that the axle bolts to, but it is a lot easier to take the one bolt out, than to unbolt all 4 bolts holding the axle to the flange. The 510 axle wouldn't work on a newer car though, due to the way it attaches to the outer axle stub. Like the older soob, it has a 4 bolt flange, rather than the splined stub and spring pin. Perhaps someone with access to a machine shop could make some like, Chromoly axle stubs or something?

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 05:01 PM

Keep in mind, if the stub is stronger, something else will be the weaker link.
What would be next?
Which is easier to fix?

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 05:24 PM

That's right Ed. When I broke the stub on the Rubicon I was up and running again in 15 minutes. But that too depends on which end of the stub you break.

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:47 PM

With cryo-treating our axles may still be the weak point, but still be stronger. I don't see cryo-treating doing so much to our axles that they will become unbreakable. I also think that unless the axles become unbreakable they would be impractical, because everytime we break an axle we will have to send a new one to the freezer. Any body know what people charge for this kind of work?

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:27 AM

Nothing is un-breakable!
The point I'm trying to make is what would be next to break if the axle stubs won't, and how hard would it be to fix in the woods.
I understand a lot of 4x4ers use regular u-joints for just that reason, cheap and easy to fix.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:59 AM

Again Ed is on top of things again, like Ken said it all depends on what breaks. I would rather have the half-shaft break cost wise compared to the tranny.....




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