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Old 02-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Who can school me on Rockwells?

Places to get parts?
Places to buy two fronts?
Best ways to mount the heavy things?

I saw a rig this weekend abuse some rockwells in a way that would make built D60s run and hide. I need to look into these a little bit for my next build.
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Not to much to know about them. Buy a set, Run a link suspension, Full hydro steering, shave diff's yourself. less then $50 bucks worth of metal to built a pair of diff covers, Repack hub bearings, fill with oil. And run the **** out of them. Remember cheap. There no need to drop a ton of money into these axle. There built to last. And build your own rims.
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that there is 2 1/2 tons of help thanks.
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I think I might be in the market for 5-tons on my next project
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:54 AM   #7
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Why stop there, go 10 tons.
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Because I dont have a peterbuilt to tow my rig around! 5 tons should be plenty. when you bringin my 4-speed back mitch? I need it!
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You can come get it. I wont be in that area for a while.
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buddy got 4 steering 5ton for sale.
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$1000. each ouch....
but they are steering axles.
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a guy down here has an old aircraft tow rig in his back yard for sale. it has the old style ZF 4wheel steer 5 tons.
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a guy down here has an old aircraft tow rig in his back yard for sale. it has the old style ZF 4wheel steer 5 tons.
i was gonna get some of those but very narrow.
they are great for a jeep.
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they are in original shape. brakes are not locked up.
hell even get you a awsome price on tires for those bad boys
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also make him a offer on the rockwells. he just mite bite
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I really dont want 4 wheel steer on 5-tons. I dont think dtriot offers any lockers for those
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i hear their is a locker for the 5tons. not sure
when i mean locked breaks. the shoes & drum are not siezed
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when i mean locked breaks. the shoes & drum are not siezed
yea i understood, thats alot of weight to be hauling around
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2.5 ton's with o.e.m 47 spline are like 5x strong then 5tons. And half the weight. I wouldnt pay over $500 for a set of 5 ton's. Hell you couldnt get that for them if you sold them for scarp iron. There's no real market for 5 tons. You just got to know were to look. And if your going big enough for 5tons you realy going to need 4 wheel steer.
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Mudnmyvayne. if you need to know any thing 2.5 tons let me know ive been thorw 3 set so far. Like all the bolt on the hub flanges, kingpin top and bottoms are 9/16 head bolt. And the lug nut are 1 1/2. And they sell a spindle nut tool for under $20 bucks. It comes in real handy.
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Evan, the guy in the comp did have the 47 spline 2inch shafts in the rear of his.
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