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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2002, 06:00 PM
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Basic Unimog Curiousity???

I am a "traditional" off-roader with a background in typical vehicles, i.e. Jeeps, Toyota. Obviously I have only dealt with their traditional set-ups as well; spring-over lift kits, dual transfer cases, locking diffs etc. The Unimog seems so much different just from the few I've seen in person -- what are some of the basics found in most Mogs? They seem to have a lot of fwd and reverse gears, and many I've seen do not have straight axles, but a strange "Hummer Style" high clearance set up?? What other specs do they commonly have? Some seem to be almost jointed in the middle of the body they flex out so much? Any insight into my basic curiousity would be appreciated.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 12:33 PM
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Re: Basic Unimog Curiousity???

umm - not gonna get many replies to this, 'cause what you're asking is like saying 'what motors in a Jeep'.

Mogs have been made for about 50 years...and the specs on them vary widely.

older ones were basically 4x4, portal axles, gas engines, lots of gears. the bodies are independently moutned, and flex seperately from the chassis ( and the cab/bed are seperate from each other, too) options up the yingyang, and they were eentially built to teh originl customers specs...

newer models are normally diesel, still have portal axels and have come in anything up to a 6x6 airbraked configuration. (not sure, there might even have been 8x8 models)

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 09:43 AM
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Re: Basic Unimog Curiousity???

Ok, rough "general" specs.

Portal axles (high clearance with gear reduction at the hubs)
mechanical, or air lockers in the axle from the factory
Torque tube suspension on "most" (different from any normal setup)
on the ones you normally se you will have 6 or more forward speeds......up to 20
and normally multipul reverse gears.

there are about 10,000 different configurations that can be made including different impliments, PTO's and other gear.

One of the best parts of a 404 unimog (the one you normally see) is the frame. The factory designed it to flex, so suppliment the suspension travel. In some cases the frame will flex up to 15"

If you go and do a search for unimog on th 'net you will find tons of info.
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