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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:11 PM
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And finally disc brakes in the back!

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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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I'd worry about the railco bushings/ swivels if those arms are bent. I have ruined a front axle housing and not bent radius arms like that.
Yeah those are rears and I have no idea how they got like that.... But now you've got me worried because one of the front radius arms on the new front housing is bent pretty badly. I'll look it over really well before I install it, though I'm not in too much of a hurry for the front. I really hate drum brakes.
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So... who knows how shocks are measured? The terra firma catalog says the rear shocks I have got are 383mm closed, which is about 15.1 inches. When I sat the rear axle on the bump stops with no springs or shocks, I measured from the center on the top eye mount to the plate on the axle that the pin mounts to, and got 17.25" Assuming that terrafirma measures their shocks the same way I do, I should be good to install at least the rear shocks without worrying about bottoming out the shocks.... but is that how shocks are measured?
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It should be from the pin to the top of the bush. Made sure you check in articulation.

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I should know but I dont, what are the railco bushings?
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I should know but I dont, what are the railco bushings?
I had to google it. It guess they are only on older style axles.



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Does a drum brake style rear axle have any value to anyone? I was thinking about pulling the diff, axle shafts, and drive flanges off of it and recycling the rest. I figure someone might need a 10 spline axle shaft so it might make good spares to take to a rally. I figure as much as this thing weighs, I might get 1/4 to half my money back just in scrap. But I don't want to do that if someone at some point might need it.
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Unless it has a 4pin diff, I am going with no.
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Those rear arms most probably got bent in a rear end shunt or rolling back hard into something immovable.

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Yes you really need to check the shock lengths with the axle on full articulation, i.e chassis up on stout axle stands one side of the axle jacked up as high as it will go - on the bump stop and the other dropped as far as it will go. The length between shock mounts on the high side will be much shorter than measured with both sides sitting on the bump stops and correspondingly longer on the low side.
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Unless it has a 4pin diff, I am going with no.
I figured it wasn't, but I thought I would check first before I send it away and then kick myself later.

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Yes you really need to check the shock lengths with the axle on full articulation, i.e chassis up on stout axle stands one side of the
Thanks. That's the plan. Right now I'm just running the stock shocks.
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