I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: The Model 20. This may surprise a few of you!!
Damn, Remy, not again!
Oh, OK, so what you're saying is that the Model 20 is a great axle, it must be for the Military to use it in the Hummers, right? Let's compare apples to apples. Only the center section is used, so none of the shortcomings are there, the weaker axle tubes, the smaller shafts, less splines, weaker bearings, and smaller brakes. So therefore all we're comparing is the center pumpkin, which is the Model 20's only strength compared to the D44, and it's only marginally larger.
Oh yeah, keep in mind the Military frequently uses the parts supplied by the low bidder. If they were really concerned about strength and not cost, they'd use the D60 centersection.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!