So.... I'm wanting to truss my 9" but I don't feel like trying to fab one up (as the metal shops in my part of florida are out of their minds in price) so I found this $44.00 deal on ebay and it seems like it would do the job and you cant beat the price. Just wondering what you guys think (strength-wise) and they are 1/8th btw, I can always add alittle more metal but this would give me a great base to start with.
Most of the time when I see a trussed axle it is trussed on the top so that the rear diff cover can come off, in the case of my ford 9" there is no rear diff cover, so is trusting the axle housing in this way efficient? Meaning, am I going to keep the tubes from bending or flexing when offroading with it welded to the back of the housing vs to the top? I'm only asking because it is advertised for high horspower aplications, in my case, i'm not dealing with HP as much as I am bouncing off things in the woods... Will a truss on the back of the housing work for our heeping purposes?