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This is not the first time this has been done but with advice from Norval and TT it is coming along nicely.

I have likely over engineered most of the components as I made my own strut rods from 1" dia x 0.250 wall 513 DOM tube.

I'm using Norval's suggestion of upper inner mounts being gusseted studs ( I have like 8' of the 1" DOM tube left) so I will reinforce the diff mount and I just need to CNC plasma up a set of lower mounts to weld to the trailing arm.

I also installed johnny joints for a possible conversion to a Toe control rod setup down the road.

Since I snapped these pics today I have finished running the rear brake lines to the wilwood calipers and secured them using button head stainless bolts and stainless adell clamps.



 

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Those are interesting half shafts. Wouldn't they be heavier then stock with the splines?? How are they an improvement over stock?
They would require the 6 link to work and with the 6 link the stock retaining clip is removed and you get the sliding in and out motion from the regular yokes sliding in and out of the axle gears.
To me having an extra set of splines could be another source of problems.
 

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Those are interesting half shafts. Wouldn't they be heavier then stock with the splines?? How are they an improvement over stock?
They would require the 6 link to work and with the 6 link the stock retaining clip is removed and you get the sliding in and out motion from the regular yokes sliding in and out of the axle gears.
To me having an extra set of splines could be another source of problems.
I wouldn't be worried

Everyone that has a truck has them. Down here people are running 600 hp engines through them with 44 inch tires. Although they could be a bit bigger. I don't think I've ever seen one break in the splines.
 

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I wouldn't be worried

Everyone that has a truck has them. Down here people are running 600 hp engines through them with 44 inch tires. Although they could be a bit bigger. I don't think I've ever seen one break in the splines.
Might not break but they are costly. We already have stock half shafts so why go out and buy something like that? If you want to spend money why not a set of carbon fiber 1/2 shafts?
I have twisted a set of stock axles but caught them in routine maintenance before they totally snapped off.
 

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with these if you loose the upper rod you don't loose the suspension corner. No need to float the stub axle w/ these and you can run your own geometry without having to worry about minimizing stub movement.
 
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