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Broken axel. Again

Dirtracer 619

Well-Known Member
#1
35 spline flanged semifloat 9" ford on a 4600 # truck
Currie axels broke first one at 500 miles at splines
Replaced both. Roke at flange at 800 miles
Cant afford a floater so who makes a better axel
 

Dirtracer 619

Well-Known Member
#3
Yea we go thru it every race. Im sure its just hard driving and ruff courses
I guess im trying to convince my self i dont need a 8-10 thousand dollar floater
 

y2kbaja

Well-Known Member
#4
After inspecting, are they going back in the correct (Left / Right) side they came out of?
 

Dirtracer 619

Well-Known Member
#5
Yes they are marked driver side pass side. Of course the axel manufacture say i need a floater.
I guess they thnk all of us can afford one. This is a very well built 9" semifloat with trussing on three sides the ends were cut off and set with a laser and rechecked when welding was complete, Axels slide in with no effort and spin freely.
 

johnnyweb

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#6
Currie built us a 40-spline semi-float 10'' a few years ago that never had an issue with 620hp driving it. we would bend flanges every few races, however never twisted splines or broke an axle.
 

Chris Tobin

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#7
Yes they are marked driver side pass side. Of course the axel manufacture say i need a floater.
I guess they thnk all of us can afford one. This is a very well built 9" semifloat with trussing on three sides the ends were cut off and set with a laser and rechecked when welding was complete, Axels slide in with no effort and spin freely.
Talk with the guys a Branik Motorsports www.branikmotorsports.com. A LOT of the rock crawler/Ultra 4 guys and high power diesel guys use their axles and they are very reasonably priced. Tell them that Chris Tobin recommended them. They will treat you right and give you a fair price. They have done great work for me and several others!!! Also, they can build ANYTHING!!!
 

Dirtracer 619

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#8
Ok so have been doing some reschearch What is everyones opinion a out unit bearings. Like what Currie and Camburg sell. For a conversion to a floating axel. Its less than half the cost. But there is no serviceable parts so when o bearing unit goes bad its $500 bucks. I dont race as much as i would like and thought this might be a good alternative. Anyone have experiance with these types of floaters?
 
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