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Unread 01-19-2013, 05:23 AM   #706
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Unread 01-19-2013, 06:58 AM   #707
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These are 35 spline which is more than enough for 37" DOT tire. We had talked about 40 spline but the weight penalty from them and the fact they are not needed kept us on 35 spline. Axle tech: You'll notice the shaft after the spline necks down to the diameter of the splines grooves. This is done so when the axle wraps the splines are not the weak point. Also they are polished to reduce stress risers. This IS the correct way to make an axle shaft.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #708
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Almost forgot these gems. Blaine's custom Flat belly in 3/8" 7075 aluminum. I'll skin with UMHW tomorrow. The LS install is a problem trying to get the front of the skid mounted but the TH400 lets us push the transmission up enough we can clock the T-case flat so we can finally get a true flat Under Armor. The tub needed to be massaged a little as well for the Atlas.


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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #709
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #710
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These are 35 spline which is more than enough for 37" DOT tire. We had talked about 40 spline but the weight penalty from them and the fact they are not needed kept us on 35 spline. Axle tech: You'll notice the shaft after the spline necks down to the diameter of the splines grooves. This is done so when the axle wraps the splines are not the weak point. Also they are polished to reduce stress risers. This IS the correct way to make an axle shaft.
Very nice axles. I'm glad to see them in 35 spline, glad to see them gun drilled and glad to see them made like they are supposed to be. Tell Mr. Currie he done good.
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Blaine,

Did you have to do anything for the corner of the T-Case that hangs down? I forgot to look.
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The title of this thread really is appropriate!
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #713
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Did you have to do anything for the corner of the T-Case that hangs down? I forgot to look.
Cold chisel and hammer fixed the hangy down bit of the TC.

Looks good Gerald.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #714
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Did you have to do anything for the corner of the T-Case that hangs down? I forgot to look.
I screwed that up. Thanks for reminding me that I forgot to countersink two more bolt heads on the back corner and sand a small 1/8" deep spot under the lowest corner.

It's not touching, but it is close. You might be able to just sand the corner of the cover off.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #716
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John put the front end back together.

Currie Pro Race unit bearings. The weak spindle from an OEM UB has been removed which is the weak point in a standard unit bearing. The OEM spindles would stretch and the the nut would loosen cause premature wear on everything.

The 4140 flange is machined and matted to the UB housing. No drive flanges are need with the Pro series UB.



Here is the Currie unit bearing and hub cone. The cone makes it much easier to mount your wheels. The Currie Pro Race Unit Bearings are already drilled for 1/2" or 5/8" studs.



Currie 300M inner and outer front shafts. They have been making these for a long time. Few people know they are available.

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Beautiful looking parts Gerald. $700 for a unit bearing though? When racing to win like you guys are doing I understand that (and when your co-driver owns the company), but how many other people are going to spend that? (at least here on JF) And I don't even want to speculate what those axle shafts would cost. Good luck this year. Sorry I will not be out there this year. Had a great time last year.
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Beautiful looking parts Gerald. $700 for a unit bearing though? When racing to win like you guys are doing I understand that (and when your co-driver owns the company), but how many other people are going to spend that? (at least here on JF) And I don't even want to speculate what those axle shafts would cost. Good luck this year. Sorry I will not be out there this year. Had a great time last year.
Considering a OEM Unit bearing is 4-500 these are a steal as these don't have the problems of a OEM UB and can be rebuilt. You'd be surprise how many people actually read these builds and go on to build similar Jeeps.

The key is we give them a blueprint of what works or doesn't and prove that the products are the best quality. Now they are informed as to what's available to them so they don't have to guess and only do it one time. Let us test and make the best parts we can.

We'll miss you out there! It's going to be big!
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Rig is looking Great Man, can't wait to see you win this year!!!

So what's the scoop on those unit-bearings??? DD use??? Mine are shot again, and I just got a quote for $280 from the dealer-each! I've been through a few sets. Not really interested in doing the warn conversion as I'm not interested in new wheels, and don't really need hubs anyway. These are rebuildable, work with the Vanco brakes, last longer/hold up better, and will fit better shafts-what's the drawback? Will they stand up to DD use? I'd assume yes given race status. What is cost and where do I find out about them???

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These are 1 ton unit bearings if I'm not mistaken. Pretty sure they are running Currie 1 ton outers on a Currie F9 so I don't think this is something you can use on a factory TJ/LJ axle.

1 ton unit bearings are expensive (around 4-500 as Gerald stated). Looked into them recently because I'm working on a F-350 superduty D60.
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