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Unread 03-22-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
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Customized D30 enforcement with pix

Hello guys,

i've made today an enforcement plate to hold my front D30 from being bent with lots of jumps we do in our kind of offroading which is dunes bashing. plz tell me your opinions. i''ve welded it to 3 places on the diff.









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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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I like it alot. My housing is bent from my dune jumping. I have a HP30 I am setting up now. You were smart to truss it from the bottom, top only mounted ones will still eventually bend.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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you welded it to the axle housing ???

how exactly did you do that ..... welding to cast iron is pretty tricky. It requires lots of constant heat etc etc.

Please tell me you had the axle disassembled before you heated up the housing .... otherwise you can kiss all your bearings goodbye.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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you welded it to the axle housing ???

how exactly did you do that ..... welding to cast iron is pretty tricky. It requires lots of constant heat etc etc.

Please tell me you had the axle disassembled before you heated up the housing .... otherwise you can kiss all your bearings goodbye.
i did dont worry :mrgreen:
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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not to hijack but i have a cracked a control arm mount at the front axle of my tj. does this mean i cant just weld it back in place?
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #6
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not to hijack but i have a cracked a control arm mount at the front axle of my tj. does this mean i cant just weld it back in place?
yes you can, my friend also had a swaybar cracked bracket and he welded it back
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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i dont have to dissasemble the axle?
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:56 PM   #8
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i think you could get away without disassembling the axle .... as the mount isn't cast iron, and is a few inches from the housing itself ..... I don't think there'll be enough heat transfered to the housing to worry .....

but DON"T take my word for it .... consult with others first
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #9
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Lost some ground clearance for sure.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #10
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Lost some ground clearance for sure.
i was thinking same thing,
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:37 PM   #11
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Lost some ground clearance for sure.

was thinking the same thing but if ur playing in sand not much to have to worry about gettn tied up on rocks / mud..


nice lookn job i probably would have designed the lower tres not to take up the ground clearance but then again i play on rocks n mud
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:40 PM   #12
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strong yes....But your ground clearance just went out the door. Nice work though
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #13
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he lost like an inch clearance ?? you can regain that by inflating your tires

that ain't a big deal at all, compared to the protection gained.
I dont wheel in sand, but i doubt it's like getting hung up on a tree stump or rock
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #14
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he lost like an inch clearance ?? you can regain that by inflating your tires

that ain't a big deal at all, compared to the protection gained.
I dont wheel in sand, but i doubt it's like getting hung up on a tree stump or rock
I guess the concept of an axle's overall footprint escapes you?
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:25 PM   #15
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I guess the concept of an axle's overall footprint escapes you?
I guess the concept of a destroyed axle from jumping around escapes YOU ?
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