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Old 01-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default I don't understand why there are bearing grooves but no bearing Can go?

Hi, I'm putting together the rear axle and I'm looking at the inside mold of the axle. At the outer ends there appears to be a groove for a small bearing. But the actual axle shafts that go through have a little circular ridge around them that prevent a bearing from being slid down to that groove inside the axle. The instructions do not appear to show a bearing being put inside the actual at the ends. But I'm confused why there appears to be a groove molded in there for bearings. I just want to confirm I'm not missing something.

Does a bearing go at the outer edge of the axle in that groove or does it not? If it does the heck do you get it over the axle shaft?




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Old 01-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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Nevermind, I just answered my own question, it's so you can pull the axle shafts out without opening the axle. Same as the other axle.


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Old 01-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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That's because you're using a front axle housing for the rear, if this were the front that bearing would hold the universal.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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That's because you're using a front axle housing for the rear, if this were the front that bearing would hold the universal.
I'm pretty sure that's a rear axle housing he's got there and not a front...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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My guess is that they molded the bearing race in the rear housing so you have the option of rear steer if you want it, you just need the front C hubs, knuckles and universals to make it work. lol

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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I run bearings there. Can't hurt.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure that's a rear axle housing he's got there and not a front...
Oh wow your right wtf was I looking at
But still the bearing is to hold the universal if you were using rear steer

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #8
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I run bearings there. Can't hurt.
You can't be using stock axle shafts then
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You can't be using stock axle shafts then
Why not? Next time it's torn down, I'll show you.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #10
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On the rear axle the bearings sit on top of that flange on the axle and meet up at the end of your rear lock outs.
There is a little slop in the rear axle side to side, you can put a tiny shim between the flange and the bearing to clear that up.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #11
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Why not? Next time it's torn down, I'll show you.
ok......cuz the bearings don't go past the little ridge seen
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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It has to do with the cutting brake that never came out.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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You could put a split bronze bearing in there
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