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SEMIJOE 08-04-2009 12:03 PM

AXLE MODDING for driven/non driven lift axle
this can be used for many different apps.
for my cement truck, i used smaller tires on a driven axle.which we all no u cant do that on a driven axle.it will tare the gears up.
axle this is great for being a lift axle too
what this does is let the diff turn without turning the axles/wheels
1st i had to dremel a small ring arround the axle to fit a e-clip
then i cut the shaft ends off and added bushings/bearings
then there you go
a driven/non driven lift axle

SEMIJOE 08-04-2009 12:13 PM

ok here sample om what i needed it for
heres my cement truck
its all wheel drive ,but that axle is a lift/tag axle ,but yet i needed to be driven/pass through to drive the front axle/diff
the diff wont spend the wheels

Pete from Houston 08-04-2009 01:12 PM

Interesting. I wonder if there is a way to incorporate a 1-way diff into the Tamiya axle? It would allow the tires to be actually driven forward, but the 1-way action would allow the smaller tires to spin without binding the whole drivetrain. The downside it that the axle wouldn't be engaged when in reverse.

dieselfuel 08-04-2009 04:48 PM

why not just grind down the splines on the inboard end of the shafts? so they're still supported by the diff and bearings like they would normally be but they're not having power transferred through them. seems like it would be much easier.

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