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Old February 8th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Looking for specs on 2.5ton rockwells.
wieght?
Dimensions?
Center to bottom?
Center to input?

Considering using rock's in lew of D60's

Here is one reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32kjYzP4R4

price may be another.
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Looking for specs on 2.5ton rockwells.
wieght?
Dimensions?
Center to bottom?
Center to input?

Considering using rock's in lew of D60's

Here is one reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32kjYzP4R4

price may be another.

1) shit ton IIRC 850 steering without brakes
2) wide 79" wms hubs out 69" wms hubs in
3) with a mohawk about the same a dana 44
4) 9" above axle

Unless you plan 42's at least but 44"+ tires I wouldn't waste my time. They are so tall it is hard to keep it low enough height wise.

I am building around 47" ltbs and am still going back and forth on 1 tons or rocks
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[QUOTE=99grandtj;1519867]1) shit ton IIRC 850 steering without brakes

Looking for someting better than Shit ton.

My thinking is - Right now I run D44 w/alloy shafts CTM joints w/37's, but still carry about 250lbs worth of spare parts and tools.
I often go farther than those w/D60's. So to get same clearence w/60's I would need atleast 42's. Rock's w/42's and less parts to haul would be a gain?

D60's built for stupid (no fear) wheeling = >$8000
Rock's w/brakes and lockers <$8000

Talk me out of this.

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They work great but you will be 6" taller than anyone on 42's is all.

There is a rockwell info thread on pirate4x4 with all the info you will need
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I am currently running rockwells under my buggy(2 steering) on 42s and and wish there were more options for 44s.I used to run a yj on 40s with a 60/70 combo and sometimes wish I was still running it.Yeah the rocks are strong but they do have there draw backs,height,weight and width.I built a TJ for a buddy last fall with 60s and wish I had went that route,he can run the road in between trails and drive it once in a while.Unless you are going bigblock in a buggy I would stick with the tons.As for cost keep looking,there are some smokin deals around with everybody hurtin the way they are.Rocks seem cheap until you start adding lockers and wheel brakes.If you want 4wheelsteer then go rocks for sure.Just my opinion.
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Not to mention the Rocks suck to work on,they are too damn heavy and the inside of knuckles are too damn greasy.
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