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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Ok so I watched this crazy video and now I'm thinking about building a rock bouncer. But I can't ID the axles these guys are using. Maybe a d60, Rockwell but it's got to be crazy strong. What axles are going to put up with this abuse and not nuke every time out. Enjoy the video and the audio rocks too. Let me know what you think might live thru this.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Dana 30s front and rear
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I have seen some of the rock bouncer guys turn a corp14 in to a steer axle. Then they install the stronger RCV shafts and all the rest of the stuff that goes in to making a rear axle a front.
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Dana 30s front and rear
They might be amc 20s... ;)

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Dana 60, Dana 70, or 14 bolt to start and then open up your wallet for aftermarket parts when you break the stock stuff.
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all joking aside, (and couldn't watch the video in class), the most hardcore rigs in that video appeared to be running 14 bolt/14bolt.

With the weight difference between a rockwell and 14 bolt, you are going to be throwing around a lot of unsprung weight. I searched and discovered an estimate that they are around 1600 lbs, a dana 60 front weighs a little more than 600 lbs stock (converted 14bolt front should be in the ballpark).
I don't know about you, but I think I would want my chassis and everything directly attached to it to weigh more/about equal to my axles/unsprung weight.

That being said, the fact that their chassis weigh so little, the stresses induced into the axle should be less.

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front/rear jana 76, locked, hydro high steer, eorp/dedenbear knuckles, rcv's, solid 5 lug hubs/brakes. bam 20-30k.
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front/rear jana 76, locked, hydro high steer, eorp/dedenbear knuckles, rcv's, solid 5 lug hubs/brakes. bam 20-30k.
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Sentences are lost on the young.
Spend some time on Pirate 4x4 you will understand. These guys and videos have been around for quite a while. These axles are no secret.
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you have the ability to watch a video but not analyze the visual content...I completely understand and appreciate your inabilty to differentiate a sentence from a parts list.
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you have the ability to watch a video but not analyze the visual content...I completely understand and appreciate your inabilty to differentiate a sentence from a parts list.
Apology to Deerebowtie, It's amazing what 8mo of education can do for understanding. I now understand your statement. Thanks for the education
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