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Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5 tons

On the market for some Rockwells. I decided to stick the 1 tons under the M715 and hunt down some Rockwells.... If anyone has a line on some for a good price let me know.....

If your not gonna drive it on the road, why mess around right?
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http://adelmans.com/military.htm

Fronts for 450 bucks [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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That a boy Steve!!
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Re: Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5 tons

usa6x6.com Daniel is the man to talk to there, the drop outs are the cheapest way to go but the rebuilt ones are double due to the labor involved and parts- usually all thats needed is new seals, maybe a bearing and fresh gear lube. The best thing with the top loaded rockwells is the drive line angles, they allow a much bigger tire to be used since you won't need to do all the major custom drive shafts and worry alot about vibrations as much... The down side is the brake options, there is the pinion brake for off road use only and the exspensive 4 wheel disc for street use... 6:72 ratio only.
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I know a few people that are very disappointed in Daniel's service and products, and some that where satisfied, but it seems he is very inconsistant with what he sells, how it's shipped and the customer service after the sell.
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Re: Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5

$450 isn't bad for a front.... I have been finding them for $650 a set (1steer 1 rear) locally so I guess that is a pretty decent price. I really want the u-joint type but I saw some specs on the birfield ones and they are good to like 32,000 lbs so I don't guess it matters for my jeep.... Now should I go 42's or 44's [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I'd get the U point shafts

Or just swap in these: http://www.ouversonengineering.com/home

As for tires,,,,,,,46.7" X 15.4 (395/85R20 XML) MICHELIN's [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5

Steve, you need 44's and stick to the u-joint type. Did you talk to Brian Young @ UP Yours 4x4 in KY. He has some good prices. I sent someone from here to get a set from them. They were very happy...His partner (Todd), rides with us in Monteagle. Here is Todd's e-mail [email protected]
Tell him, to tell Brian, you are a buddy of mine..
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Re: Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5

W.C. I went and looked at a set of 53 michelin XL's the other day. I have a set of the 1100r 16's for my M715 (roughly 39's). From the people I have spoken with so far they say they don't flex too well and the traction isn't as good as a swamper. I know you can trim the bottom and weld on one of the new covers and have better clearance than a 60. I really like the TSL's mine hook up great. I have seen the XLM's before but can't remember the difference between them and the XL's. Do they have a more agressive tread design?
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Re: Skipping the 1 tons going straight to the 2.5

I emailed him Thursday or Fiday. I am looking for 5 sets so that might have scared him off.. For some reason when I mentioned going to rockwells all the dudes I ride with around here decided to do the same..... I have always wanted a jeep on 44" TSL's [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Alvin Hoselton is looking for me 5 sets too. He is the one that told me about the birfield style specs. He has parts for both and said they interchange so if you break a birfield you can put in a u-joint style or vise versa. He did say the birfs seem to last longer as far as wear.
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