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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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Me, I think trusses can be just as much trouble as they are good. Depends on the quality of the part, how closely it fits the axle.

If you have one that doesn't fit well, or isn't welded properly, then you end up warping the axle that your were trying to keep straight.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #3
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took it off of this web site


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thought it would help till i get a d-60
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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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man you're going at this XJ like a bat out of hell. i like your attitude

what axles and tires are you going to run? why do you need a truss? are you linking the rear?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #5
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Aern't trusses for hernias?

IMHO, don't bother with a truss on your 30 if you're gonna change it.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #6
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The only reason I would truss an axle is if you need to create your own link mounts 6-8" above the axle tube.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #7
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x2 on everybodys comments -

maybe it just gives you piece of mind but it seems like one of those items thats in a big gray area of "not enough information to know". its not thats its a bad idea or dosent work, its just really hard to gauge the value against what you actually need.

AND - like Jesus said, that warping thing is no joke. theres a right and a wrong way to install those and youll be looking for an upgrade alot sooner if it gets tweeked. its not that it cant be corrected (sort of) if it warps a little but the whole assembly has a memory from that point on and youll always be screwing around with it.
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well ill be running 37in irocks

truss will help keep tubes from flexing
cheap fix till i can buy a d-60 front end

if it breaks its going to the junk pile anyway want to run it by the end of feb.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #9
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weren't you running 39" boggers or something on dana 30/35's on your TJ?

You going to put bigger axles under this?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #10
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a no 42tsls on 44-60


yeah 60 front and rear

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want to run it by the end of feb

time to rock and roll then


post a pic when youve got it dialed in
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #12
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hey, i missed that last pic for some reason - did you ever have issues with the 42s on your front 44 ?
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weren't you running 39" boggers or something on dana 30/35's on your TJ?

You going to put bigger axles under this?
The 39.5 boggers/ 30-35s are a guy named Greg, in my club.
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I am def going to be using this truss, I will probably order in a few weeks.


It will help seperate the lowers from the uppers, and I like the pinion guard. Probably will be a minimal strength gain going on a 14bolt but still serves a purpose.
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The 39.5 boggers/ 30-35s are a guy named Greg, in my club.
I thought that was Yogi.

I know throwing mud is/was running 37 or 39 on baby axles, and they seemed to hold up
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hey, i missed that last pic for some reason - did you ever have issues with the 42s on your front 44 ?
yeah i broke shafts:tonka:
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well ill be running 37in irocks

truss will help keep tubes from flexing
cheap fix till i can buy a d-60 front end

if it breaks its going to the junk pile anyway want to run it by the end of feb.

Seems like you'll destroy the teeny R&P running the gears you'll need to turn 37's (in a D30).
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Seems like you'll destroy the teeny R&P running the gears you'll need to turn 37's (in a D30).
isnt 4.88 the deepest set you can get for a d30. yogi if you're really going to run a d60 soon i'd put as little money and time as possible into the d30. you might end up breaking stuff with 37's and your driving style but you'll save in the long run.
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isnt 4.88 the deepest set you can get for a d30. yogi if you're really going to run a d60 soon i'd put as little money and time as possible into the d30. you might end up breaking stuff with 37's and your driving style but you'll save in the long run.

For a late model. CJ dana 30s do, or at least did, have aftermarket 5.38 gears available.
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I thought that was Yogi.

I know throwing mud is/was running 37 or 39 on baby axles, and they seemed to hold up
44 in the rear, he twisted a shaft hitting the three wheel action.
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