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straight axle soob
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:52 AM
i got to thinkig what if i took a subaru diff and used the stubs from the axles and wlded them to the diff so they came out straightmakinga solid axle(no u joints) and then useda thick walled paice of steel pipe to slide over the axle weld that to the diff forming a case for the axle. then have a sealed baring at the end to keep it in the center. put another stub on the outside end of the shaft.(this will go through the hub) thus making a sort of straigh axle you could weld shock mounts to the thick wall pipe and mount it under your soob. im thinking it would look like this.
i am the master of the paint program
or you could just geta set of straight axles :-p
Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:04 PM
If you DO make the mod though ...... pics please!
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:08 PM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:14 PM
I see several issues with this idea..first, the diff side covers weren't designed to bear weight. Second, when you blow it up, how are you gonna service it, with a plasma cutter? Third, there's gotta be about a billion mini-truck rear axles out there already, why pick on a poor little defenseless soob?
you know though, having come from the dark side (read: the side of front and rear solid axle rigs like fords, toyotas and jeeps) I am enjoying the clearance that I have with a smaller tire.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:32 PM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:43 PM
Jerry-rigged stuff is usually b/c there are no feasible off the shelf solutions. If you can do it w/something designed and manufactured to do so. might as well save your pennies and get it b/c then there is one less thing to worry about trying to engineer right.
Here is one idea I have kicks around. Similar to a corvette's transverse leaf spring set up. Basically the rear is still independent to a point, then when you stress it, it will articulate like a solid. Not exactly sure how it will all come together or if it will work.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 05:03 PM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:36 PM
i think if i want to go with straight axle on tiny i will just set him on a samuri frame.
Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:50 AM
It was small, and would probably mount with the same mounts from the Toyota.
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