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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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I've been really considering this set-up. For either my S-10 which may be a street/strip or corner burner or put one in my XJ. If it's the S, it will most likely be sticky tires in the 28-30" range. In the XJ, I'm figuring 33-35" as a starting point. The options are almost limitless as far as center parts are concerned.

Here is what I'm looking at.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Grand-...rend,6587.html

And the Winter's version.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Winter...ends,1287.html

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Old January 18th, 2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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What's the advantage to this product vs. building a 9" on you own?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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The weight is on the bearings alone and not relying on the axles to support it for one. You break a axle and you can usually move on. Even with axle retention, without support the wheel will move around if the axle breaks on a non-floater.

If it's good enough for NASCAR................

This is my theory anyway.
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The weight is on the bearings alone and not relying on the axles to support it for one. You break a axle and you can usually move on. Even with axle retention, without support the wheel will move around if the axle breaks on a non-floater.

If it's good enough for NASCAR................

This is my theory anyway.
I think you missed what he was asking....

What's the advantage to buying this kit over building your own full floating 9"?

Personally, I don't like the options of wheel bolt patterns and you still have to figure out brakes.
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Building your own, you would have alot more than what either of these kits cost when you have to buy everything. It's all included with this along with axles. Brakes are a minor deal. The rotors are there, and in their catalog has various caliper brackets for what style you want to run. As for wheel bolt patterns, it's a minor sticking point. If you run a JK Rubi front, get the 5x5" option and run JK wheels. If you're to the point of running 8 lug, you will most likely be running a floater 60 or 14 bolt.
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I'd be interested to see someone run one, I don't think I've seen one on the trail. I'd like to see how the spindles and hubs hold up to offroad abuse.
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The first link shows a retubed stock center and neither of them appear to be high clearance.
The prices look good tho for what you get.
Why a 9" under an XJ only running 33-35's?
A stock 29 spline 8.25 can do that all day long.

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Building your own, you would have alot more than what either of these kits cost when you have to buy everything. It's all included with this along with axles. Brakes are a minor deal. The rotors are there, and in their catalog has various caliper brackets for what style you want to run. As for wheel bolt patterns, it's a minor sticking point. If you run a JK Rubi front, get the 5x5" option and run JK wheels. If you're to the point of running 8 lug, you will most likely be running a floater 60 or 14 bolt.
Except for the fact that I'd be running 35-spline, and that neither of their bolt pattern options match my front. I don't consider being able to put your spare on the front or rear a "minor sticking point".
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Bottom line is I'm building for me and what specs I'm going to run. No sticking points there.

It's still way up in the air what this would go into. A street/strip/corner carver or my XJ.
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