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Old 11-25-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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RockWell question

I know in order to make my front rockwell a passenger side drop i have to spin the chunk 180 degrees. has anyone done this to a set yet? i want to run a gm 205 instead of a ford. i heard all you have to do is drill new holes. is this a pain or not?
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it should be the same semetric patern in any position.although i may be wrong???also you can rotate the axle 180 degrees with thetie rod facing rearward to get pass drop and also rotate the chuck so to say...
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Think all but 4 holes line up. You have to drill and tap them. or just run the axle backward to. But it misses with you steer angle some.
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I ran mine backwards and so far have no problems but I'm running hydro steering. Are you running hydro or mechanical steering?
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:22 PM   #5
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havent got as far as steering yet but it will be hydro. so if i spin my axle where the tie-rod is in the rear without spinning the chunk, my chevrolet tranfer case wont spin the axle the wrong way while in drive?
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:14 AM   #6
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Well for starters the tie rod belong's on the backside of the axle. That's how it's from the factory on 6x6's. Now that im thinking about it they are setup for passengerdrop t-case. Your probly got missed because the tie rod location.

I running a toy doubler which is a passengerdrop t-case. I just had to swop my knuckles around so the tie rod is on the front of the axle. My lower links got in to the steering. I was trying to keep it low.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:23 AM   #8
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Think all but 4 holes line up. You have to drill and tap them. or just run the axle backward to.
I wish this was the right. You have to redrill 8 of the 12 holes in the Top Loader. I just made a template out of cardboard to mark all my holes and started drilling. The only think that sucked was picking that heavy pig up two or three times until I got all the holes lined up.

A lot of people just run them like they are with out problems. I would have done the same if I won't have had clearance problems on my drive shaft.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:30 PM   #9
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Did I miss something? One person says flip the chunk and the axle for pass drop tcase and one says flip the spindles.

Which is it?


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Old 03-25-2007, 04:18 PM   #10
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flip the whole thing, this puts the tie-rod in the rear. kind of an old post
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sooooooo this being an old post means what?

AND, stock, are the tie rods in front or back, I have heard both.
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if its in stock form the tierod will be in the back on pass. side drop. but the knuckles can be switched to make the tierod in the front. are you planning on rockwells?
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Yeah, I am ditching my Dana 60/70U for Rockwells.
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To center the chunck just rotate it 180 degrees. You will have to redrill all but the 4 center holes. If you want the chunck on the right, just flip the axle around, then you can flip the knuckles from one side to the other to get the steering on the front or the back. These things can pretty much be set up in any configuration you want. If ya want to narrow it, cut 7 inches out of the long side and run a short side axle. You can also flip the hubs to gain approximately 4 1/2 inches per side, but if you are building your own wheels this is just a waste of time. Make the offset of the wheels to your liking of width.
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if i remember right if you spin the chunk you will have to notch the housing for the ring gear to clear
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if i remember right if you spin the chunk you will have to notch the housing for the ring gear to clear
I've spun 3 and so far they all worked without notching the housing.
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i stand corrected, had any bites on that truck yet donuts1? yall still coming to alto?
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i stand corrected, had any bites on that truck yet donuts1? yall still coming to alto?
That came across kinda abrupt soundin...sorry man. No, no hits on the sonoma yet, but kinda slacked off on trying to sell it. It's too much fun. We're going to the river rats run good friday and as long as everything is still together we should be at alto.
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