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Axle truss questions...

Ok, I want a locker prob a power trax no slip. I also have found some axle girdles for the 8.8's another future mod. I was told the AG would strenthen the pumkin but not the axel tubes (duh). So what will an axle truss do for me? will that 1/2 bar connecting my axle tube to the diff actually do anything and is it worth the $$$? Thanks
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well the purpose of the girdles is that they give more area for differential fluid, preventing overheating, and supposedly they are stronger (aluminum ones).

If I were you and going to spend the money though i wouldnt get those girdles. get a Crane differential cover. It gives more area for fluid AND its so strong that you will NEVER be able to break it. I think the website is www.cranehighclearance.com .

Its a company out of littleton, a nearby town to me and they rock.



EDIT: its just www.highclearance.com and they are cheaper than the girdles too. theyr are so bad ***, I want one bad.
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ok....how about the axle truss...
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oh ok, for you probably not. I beleive they use those more in prerunners to prevent folding.
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ok... trying to figure out how to make my rear stay in gear! LOL
Those diff covers look nice... Do you have one? I also see they have a warn diff skid plate... I wonder if that might be good also... I do not know what I want!!!!
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i dont have one yet doc but i will be getting one. the warn skid plates are nice too but if you tow they dont increase area for diff fluid.
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ok.... do you think they will give enough room for use in conjuction with the Crane cover? Or do you not think I will need it. Also I noticed they do not have a drain plug... That is a big plus when it comes to changing the fluid... I am suprised it does not have one, most after market ones do.
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ok.... do you think they will give enough room for use in conjuction with the Crane cover? Or do you not think I will need it. Also I noticed they do not have a drain plug... That is a big plus when it comes to changing the fluid... I am suprised it does not have one, most after market ones do.

hahaha, the warn skid plate wont hold a candle to the crane plate in strength. no need for it with one, but no you cant use the warn with the crane.
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ok well then NO WARN FOR YOU or ummm...... ME!!!

Still wish they put a bottom drain plug. I should email them or call them and see if they will put one one.. Couldn't be too hard just another hole to tap and put a fill plug in.
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Here is something I have found on the internet... 8.8 axles are spose to be a weak axle when you put a larger tire on they say a axle girdle will help don't know how true that is I have one just cuase I got it fairley cheap when I got my rear locker.
Picture of my locker]picture of axle

Here is another article about axle trusses hope this can help you.
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Thanks for the article.. but picture no worky, tell me I am not authorized.
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Here is something I have found on the internet... 8.8 axles are spose to be a weak axle when you put a larger tire on they say a axle girdle will help don't know how true that is I have one just cuase I got it fairley cheap when I got my rear locker.






well of course you cant use a 8.8 with 38 inch swampers but with anything up to 35s with good internals it is a damn good axle. thats why jeeps swap them in all the time.
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so they want our axels and we want theirs! LOL
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i dont want any jeep axles. what are you thinking doc?? and what jeep axle are you referring to?
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just being stupid...... although I hear those weak little axles on the rubicon are nice
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ford 8.8s are a bit stronger than d44s doc.
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an 8.8 stronger that an D44???? i dont know about that one...
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Dana 44 Max Torque load is 3,600 lb/ft, Dana 60 is 5,600 and an 8.8 is 5,100....you do the math
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i dont know man, shooting axles out the sides and spinning the center case when the 3 mounting pins shear off arent on my list of best features in an axle.
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ive done alot of research on the 8.8 and its a damn good axle in the right years. and yes its known that its stronger than d44.
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hey, the chevrolet and dodge diesels have more torque than the ford. did they beat the ford in the trailer hauling drag tests?? numbers arent everything. my brother in law runs a rock crawler in competitions all over the east coast. he has no problems with the high pinion 44 out of my bronco, in fact i think he would laugh if i suggested an 8.8 ill agree that the 8.8 has better numbers, but i personally am a D44/60 up front, 9 inch rear kinda guy
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well for one they dont make reverse cut 8.8s that I know of. true the d44 is a damn good axle as well but the market for the 44 is everywhere. anything you want you can get in d44. and 9 inch rear well i dont even have to say anything about the 9 inch.

ask your brother about the 8.8. i dont know what hell say but i think youll be surprised if he knows anything about them.
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