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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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birfs

How long would you expect stock birfs to last in a stock axle with 5.29 gearing, 35s and a detroit? I'm hoping to get a few (2-3) runs out of this setup before I have the cash for longs. I do have a spare set of birfs. From what I've read the hubs should be fine.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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It will depend a lot on what you are doing with it.

Bring spares and be careful with the front. If you are doing anything like crawling rocks, be really prepared to change them.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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I'd like to think I'm pretty gentle with it, but I beat on it a bit on Drummond last week.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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Its going to be if you bind it and gas, especially if the wheels are fully turned.

Or if you bounce up in the air on heavy throttle (like bumping over a greasy log or stair-step), then land with the front wheels spinning.

Those are the kind of things to avoid.

And make sure your steering stops are set correctly. They can crush/back off over time. The knuckle can turn more than the birfield can, it'll bind then break. Thats another advantage with the longs, they can out-turn the knuckle.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #5
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I expected the bind and gas breakage. Landing with wheels spinning could pose a real problem.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #6
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Keep your eyes open.Sometimes you can find a deal a set of longs.I picked up a set for 50$ shipped brand new.No shit, also got a used set in a package deal from a guy for 100$.He said they had 3 runs on em.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #7
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Keep your eyes open.Sometimes you can find a deal a set of longs.I picked up a set for 50$ shipped brand new.No shit, also got a used set in a package deal from a guy for 100$.He said they had 3 runs on em.
30 splines, 27 splines, cryo'd stockers, or old ring'd ones?


I will be selling a pair of stock length 30 spline inners, probably for ~$75 a side. I have longer inners to go with my diamond housing.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:50 AM   #8
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I may just wait and do the 30-spline longs when I swap thirds and lock the front. I may not have the time to do this until I get the money for longs anyway.

Haggar, I'd like to come check out your truck one day as you're running about the same setup I'd like down the road. I'm particularly interested in your tube bed setup. Mind if I come out one day and bs for a while?
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #9
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I may just wait and do the 30-spline longs when I swap thirds and lock the front. I may not have the time to do this until I get the money for longs anyway.

Haggar, I'd like to come check out your truck one day as you're running about the same setup I'd like down the road. I'm particularly interested in your tube bed setup. Mind if I come out one day and bs for a while?
Yeah, that'd be ok, just let me know sometime when you want to drop by, and I'll pm you my location info.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #10
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Mine held up for a long time. I have a 85 toyota truck with 5:29s, 37's and the front is welded. Ive put it though the passes and they held up for a long time. Mine broke when i had it turned while stuck in a mud hole. Just to much traction while turning and they have had a hard life so it was ready to break. Then my cousins broke the next day. His has 33's and welded front, stock gears. depending on the type of wheeling you do and how you drive will determin how long they last. Thats my 2 cents
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #11
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27's


if ya need spares let me know.I got stockers laying around.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #12
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2 toyota's, both broke the stock birfs on the first trip out with lockers.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #13
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if ya need spares let me know.I got stockers laying around.
Not chromos, I'm guessing. Those are $65 'new', not a huge drop of coin.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #14
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My buddy could not break his, and the truck was powered by a built 350, with a locked front and rear. He could do 4 wheel burn outs all day with no trouble. The truck was also wheeled very hard.
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