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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2002, 10:38 AM
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axle shortening?

does anyone know how much it would cost to have an axle shortened? or how much work/money is required to do it myself
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Re: axle shortening?

Depends on the axle.

Many companies make axle tube and shaft kits for the Ford 9" and GM 12 bolt. Your best bet is to talk to the local machine shops. It isn't going to be cheap.
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Re: axle shortening?

unless you have the machines to do it...I wouldn't do it. There are places that do driveshafts and axles though if you don't want to go to a machine shop. Prices vary, most of the ones i have dealt with are very good.
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Re: axle shortening?

Sometimes you can shorten the tubes yourself (do-able with minimal tools, but I think you need a jig of some sort to keep everything straight; and then use axles shafts that came with something else.. I.e. shorten a fullsize D44 and then use EB shafts or something along those lines.

Sure sounds like a lot of work when you could just run the stock shorter axles.

Whats the application, what diff are you thinking about??
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Re: axle shortening?

Well, if they make a kit for it (or make one just for you) then all you have to do is drill out the old welds holding the axle tube in and then weld in the new tube. It's incredibly simple.

However, creating new axle tubes and making new/machining new axle shafts is not easy. I know I couldn't make my own axle tubes or axle shafts.
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