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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 07:08 PM
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Re: How do big tires stress axles?

ALL of the factors below will effect the durablity of any axle:

regular or alloy shafts
tire diameter
tire width
tire weight
wheel weight
engine horsepower/torque
trans gearing
trans case gearing
diff gearing
how hard the driver is on their rig
the difficulty of the terrain

As you can see, there are way to many factors involved to come up with any kind of formula.

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