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Old April 3rd, 2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default What Birfields/Front Axles are you using?

I'm locking up my front axle, and wanting to upgrade.

Curious what everyone is running?

This will be with 36" Swamper SXs, and 100:1 gearing, 22RE (for now, may swap in a 4.3 Chevy later)

I figure my options are either running upgraded birf's, probably heat treated stockers from Longfield, for about $150, or else a full set of Longfield 27 spline chrome-moly axles, which are $550 for the set.

If I buy the full axles, though, I can sell the spare 1985 front I was going to keep for spares, since my stock shafts can become my spares. That would recoup about 1/2 of the $400 difference..


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Old April 3rd, 2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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30 spliners all the way. I am at 108:1 on 36" swampers. Elocker front. Have yet to unlock the front end on the trail. Never look back!
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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I'll run the 30's if I lock up the front someday, for now just stock birfs.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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30 spline longfield chromoly cryo superbirfs .. welded 3rd.. (same as brimy)
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 07:40 PM   #5
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Im going to run stock until i bomb one.... but i'll only be going as big as 35's and no killer low range
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forgot to mention im running 38x12.5 sx's ..
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After discussion, the wife agrees, 30 spline longs it is
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After discussion, the wife agrees, 30 spline longs it is
Thats one kick ass wife you have there.
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Don't I know it!
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Woohoo, 30 Spline Chromos are on their way!
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Im going to run stock until i bomb one.... but i'll only be going as big as 35's and no killer low range
You locked? If so you're gonna want better than the stock ones.

You got any pics of your truck Nyxis??
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You locked? If so you're gonna want better than the stock ones.

You got any pics of your truck Nyxis??
yah.. ive posted it before.. prepare yourself .. its shocking...






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Ya I've seen that behind JCR before. Ever gonna finish it?
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yah.. was waiting for the shop to move and also your POS to get out of the shop :P .. brian/daryl are going to do the driveline/brakes for me..
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #15
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My POS is going back to them tomorrow.
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This is the truck in question:





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BTW, yes, its locked. Well, I'm swapping thing over now, which is why I just ordered the 30 spline Longs..

4.88s f/r, locked front / welded rear, dual t-cases.



LOL, I have 1 month to swap the motor, swap the axles, install the front locker and shafts, bend up a front bumper with winch mount, and a bunch of other little things, before our next big trip..
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Oh, the 'Tailgate' is the only piece of original bodywork on the truck :-)
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My front is open...may get locked may not... not really sure.
The truck is being built for speed... hopefully that also means a semi capable trail rig
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Sweet truck Jesus ! Who do you wheel with? I would love to come along sometime, always looking for new people to wheel with or a club to join.
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