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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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That does not help you in the front axle. The weak bits are all the same as the Rover axles.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Also, upgrading a rear Sals to 35 spline is not simple or cheap.
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I think all those clapped out snatches are RHD, so if you need a LHD Sals front, well, good luck finding one.
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If they are using Currie axles, wonder what diff they are using? Curries says a max of 400hp - 450hp on their high pinion diff. Im at that or beyond. I was wanting a high pinion.

I liked the Ashcroft setup, but hearing they have already stopped making it proves my point about replacement parts.

The reason I went Chevy w/ a GM auto is to be able to buy any part needed just about anywhere I go. These are so reliable I doubt I will need anything, but if I do.....

I used the LR t/c built by ashcroft and if it breaks Im sure someone here could provide what I need.

So the axles would preferably be some sort of American made with readily available parts should the worst happen.

Was hoping some company had already done them so they know spacing, mounts etc.
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Dynatrac was making rear axle assemblies for NATO 110's via a contract with Ricardo. Not sure if they were doing the front assemblies as well. IIRC they are also doing the axles for a couple of defender projects so you might be able to get in touch with them and see if they could make something with heavier duty components that the standard rover stuff since they should have all the measurements and mounting points on file.
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I don't know....I wheel with a few Heep owners. One in particular running a built Hemi in his JK. He runs 37" tires and a pair of Currie High 9's,...and he is WOT all the time. And a horrible driver to boot, and with all of his foolishness he has yet to break one. And I'm willing to bet he's much harder on his stuff than you(OP) are.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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60 front and 14bolt rears are a hard combination to beat for strength and are relatively easy to build.

The 9inch is also very strong and will have better ground clearance.

If you want to be able to walk into any parts store and get parts, go with the 60/14bolt combo. I'm running that behind a screamin chevy 383 with no problems. On the other hand I've had quite a few issues with my salisbury front that's running under my 109 with a Cummins 4bt. At this point I wish I had just gone with a dana 60 front under the 109 too.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Have you done a search or posted on the LR forum on Pirate? Lane has some very interesting pics/words on his build: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/land-...9-build-9.html

I am running Toy stuff which is a nice upgrade still using the stock Rover housings but if you are going 400+ HP/TQ and 37s then I am guessing you will need some custom axle work done. It might be a good time to go coilover and have Anti-Rock sway mounts done too.
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Don, did you do the fronts yet? Would like to it when you do!
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Don, did you do the fronts yet? Would like to it when you do!
Not yet - I am slow as shit - and have been sidetracked with all sorts of other projects. I do pick away at it and it is a nice piece of kit. The front will be an open diff but I think I will still benefit from the HD axles and CV's and the Toyota 3rd.
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If they are using Currie axles, wonder what diff they are using?
Grabbed this pic of GP's FB page.... disks are modified RaRo with D2 calipers as there low profile & parts easily available. They also found that the input flange can be swapped for one of an LT230.... direct fit so no changing drive shafts

For anyone thinking of building some HD non-LR axles these looks a good way to go..... as long as you have the $$
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