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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 02:30 PM
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Swapping diffs

I have been watching quite a few documentaries on unimogs and hummers etc. I know the rear axle is a high diff or whatever you want to call the gear reduction occuring at the axle bearing end. Old VW's used to be this way. The axle attches to the top or very high up to where the wheel is mounted. Has anyone ever considered or heard of swapping one of these type of axles into a jeep. It would be a cool mod. If it is stong enough for a unimog why not a jeep?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 03:05 PM
 
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Re: Swapping diffs

This idea was thrown around the Toyota forum a while back (try doing a search on it). Portal hubs would be nice for the clearance and extra gear reduction in the hubs. The downside would be fabricating as well as finding parts for the thing when it breaks. I'm sure German portal hub gears are going to cost about as much as a used Dana 60. I think maybe the easiest way to sling the Unimog axles under a Jeep (or whatever) would be to use the whole thing and not try to make a hybrid out of a Dana and a .....uhh whatever these axles are. But, I don't want to talk anyone out of a project. Let me know the results as soon as you are finished [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].



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