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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was looking at the full floater kit from trail tough...seems like it would be nice for any one welded, spooled, or flat tows.

Does anyone here have it? If so how do you like it? Plus you get stronger axles in the rear, and the disc breaks. Just need a few parts from another sammi.
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Re: full floater

You will also need a set of double splined drive shafts. Thats the trick part.
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Re: full floater

the shafts are part of the kit actually they are probably most of the cost of the kit
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Re: full floater

did you mean drive shaft or axle shaft?
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Re: full floater

Well I emailed trail tough and they said they discontinued that settup because it was weak and unreliable.

Has anyone seen this settup anywhere else other than spidertrax?
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Re: full floater

I haven't seen any for a Samurai, but Front Range Off-road has one for the Toyota axle. I have been oogling over that for a while now. As you said, would be nice, but I keep spending my money on other Zuk priorities..........
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Re: full floater

Any full floater conversion that uses OEM Aisen hubs is
going to have problems with the bolts coming loose,
especially if you run big tires,lockers and you wheel
hard.Weight transfer when you're climbing puts a lot more
load on the rear axle not to mention all the extra service
it gets while in 2WD.I'd bet if someone asked Trail Tough
why they discontinued there kit that they would site this
as the reason.
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Re: full floater

yep...i asked them...and that was their answer....they said even after market hubs dont meet the demand
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Re: full floater

Just curious but what is the advantage to full floaters? I did some reading not to long ago on the GM Corp 14 bolt and read about it being a FF and that it was desirable, but why? Anyone? Thanks [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: full floater

It takes less stress off the axle, you can unlock the hubs and flat tow without putting any stress on the drive train, If you're welded or have a spool then street driving can be done more easily. I've heard replacing axles can be done more easily.



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