POrTaL AxLeS - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 12th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #1
tutman2006
Glocks N Jeeps !!!
 
tutman2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-04-07
Location: Waterford (a.k.a watertucky)
Posts: 99
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to tutman2006
Default POrTaL AxLeS

These are the best axles that give you a true 4.5 inchs of clearence. Where can you get them? and why don't we see more of these around. They should be common??

Rob
tutman2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old September 12th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #2
clarkstoncracker
lol
 
clarkstoncracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-03-05
Location: OC - MI
Posts: 42,616
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 131 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to clarkstoncracker
Default

supply/demand.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$
__________________
clarkstoncracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #3
Jeepaholic
Axle Guru Extraordinaire
 
Jeepaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-08-06
Location: Owosso
Posts: 7,309
iTrader: (116)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Jeepaholic Send a message via MSN to Jeepaholic
Default

funky bolt pattern (8 lug conversions are out there though)
need to do pinion conversions
front pinion is more towards the center which usually means in it in the oil pan.
up front price, same $$ in the long run though
really high gearing
not the best highway driver axle

Cliff notes: great for a tube buggy
Jeepaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #4
95geo
newbie
 
95geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: dryden
Posts: 5,777
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

hard to package, not paractical considering the amount of modifications needed to make them work, heavy, they still have weak points, replacement parts are hard to come by, usually the vehicle sits too high unless designed around the axles, a good driver can put normal axles in the same spots as portals, a good driver will see no challenge in the trail once they are installed. is that enough reason?
95geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2007, 01:51 PM   #5
TiredIronGRB
Soul Surviver
 
TiredIronGRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-01-07
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 95geo View Post
hard to package, not paractical considering the amount of modifications needed to make them work, heavy, they still have weak points, replacement parts are hard to come by, usually the vehicle sits too high unless designed around the axles, a good driver can put normal axles in the same spots as portals, a good driver will see no challenge in the trail once they are installed. is that enough reason?

Nope
TiredIronGRB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2007, 02:02 PM   #6
Haggar
Covered in mud...
 
Haggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 17,723
iTrader: (56)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredIronGRB View Post
Nope
Great first post...
Haggar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2007, 09:40 PM   #7
cvwindows
I think I can make it!!!!
 
cvwindows's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-21-05
Location: Somerset Mi
Posts: 2,279
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

His first post is fine. He has portal axels under that toy in the avatar. Welcome Tirediron. Hows Harlan doing.
cvwindows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2007, 09:52 PM   #8
BIGBEN
All out Idiot
 
BIGBEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-20-05
Location: Wyoming, MI (right next to GR)
Posts: 1,710
iTrader: (32)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

if you want to run them, run them.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan View Post
My hope is that one day all women will realize just how well they could have it if they just shut their big fucking whining mouths.
BIGBEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:55 AM   #9
KILLER"B"468
Yankabilly
 
KILLER"B"468's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Hendersonville Tn.
Posts: 7,945
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGBEN View Post
if you want to run them, run them.
I will.... someday
__________________
being on the eastern edge of the central time zone sucks...it gets dark WAY to early.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepbrattt View Post
An occasional jello or vasoline wrestling match isn't out of the question either.
KILLER"B"468 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2007, 07:28 AM   #10
TiredIronGRB
Soul Surviver
 
TiredIronGRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-01-07
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvwindows View Post
His first post is fine. He has portal axels under that toy in the avatar. Welcome Tirediron. Hows Harlan doing.
Doing great, it's going to be wild at the Fall Crawl...you are coming aren't you?
TiredIronGRB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.16505 seconds with 50 queries