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Hi all,

I am trying to find the specs on the rear axle.

I need to know the total length, axle length, offset for the diff, and any other info you might be able to come up with.

I have tried doing a search but have not come up with the numbers I'm looking for.

Reason: Looking to see if there are alternative axles that can be used.

Once I have the info, I will give feedback on what I find.

Thanks!
 

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bbomar said:
Hi all,

I am trying to find the specs on the rear axle.

I need to know the total length, axle length, offset for the diff, and any other info you might be able to come up with.

I have tried doing a search but have not come up with the numbers I'm looking for.

Reason: Looking to see if there are alternative axles that can be used.

Once I have the info, I will give feedback on what I find.

Thanks!
http://www.titantalk.com/forums/381502-post1.html
 

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Thank you, Sir!!!!
 

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Ok, now another question.

Does anyone have the specs on the 08' axles?

Thanks.
 

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Well, actually any rear could be customized to fit.

I'm trying to find something that would be close to bolt on, with little or no customization.
 

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And, while we're at it.

Anyone have the specs on the Armada rear ends?

And yes, I know they are IRS, and would more than likely be a pain in the arse to implant, but it's the same frame!! LOL
 

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And, while we're at it.

Anyone have the specs on the Armada rear ends?

And yes, I know they are IRS, and would more than likely be a pain in the arse to implant, but it's the same frame!! LOL
Would you put on a IRS? Not great for some truck applications.
 

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Would you put on a IRS? Not great for some truck applications.
Well, I know that I won't be doing any off-road, it would be street only.
As for carrying anything heavy in the bed.... no.
As for towing, it should be ok.
 

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This is an interesting pic. It looks like it could be a bolt on process.

As it looks like part #14 bolts to the frame to support the rest of the assembly.

 

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I think, even to take a stock housing, and then use some axles out of a different type of Dana 44, or even have some made, would be a good thing. Change the axles, which means change the pumpkin, which means more gear choices!!

Trying to figure out an economical way that all could get the gear ratios they want for their trucks.
 

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What about the ECU & TCM and all that? Would that pose a problem? I am all about different options.
Well, that's a good question.

I think the truck will still run, just might not be true on the speedo.

But, I kind of look at it this way. You have all these guys putting 33, 35, 37in. tires on their trucks. Don't you think that it screws up the settings?

So, I'm willing to be off on the speedo, to get this bad boy movin'!! LOL
 

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Speedo yeah....thats not the big part. I am guessing the TCM and ECU wont be able to jive with one another with a gear ratio not intended for the truck. If it were something running on vacuum pressure it wouldnt be an issue. It has to "flashed" into the ECU i think. :dunno:
 

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Speedo yeah....thats not the big part. I am guessing the TCM and ECU wont be able to jive with one another with a gear ratio not intended for the truck. If it were something running on vacuum pressure it wouldnt be an issue. It has to "flashed" into the ECU i think. :dunno:
The only rear end that is electronically attached is the e-locker, and other than that, I don't think it would have any effect, but I could be wrong!! LOL
 

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roy365 said:
Well the ECU has to be flashed when you go from non BT to BT gears. That's where I am getting my brainfarts from here. Plus when i was having issues with my truck, (ECU & TCM couldnt communicate) it was awfull when the truck didnt know how to shift.
But, you have to remember, it's a "learning" ECU.
It might take some time, but I think it would work itself out.....

Again, I could be wrong!! LOL
 

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Ben, you can easily get it to work by customizing one like you are thinking about doing (Greg has already done this, and a few others), however your speedometer, cruise control, etc. will not function at all. But you can just get a GPS unit to display your speed. I'm not sure how inspections work if you have to have a factory speedometer or if a GPS unit would work, but the GPS units are more accurate than stock speedometers. Good luck, I wish I had a different axle and gears in my truck.
 

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Well the ECU has to be flashed when you go from non BT to BT gears. That's where I am getting my brainfarts from here. Plus when i was having issues with my truck, (ECU & TCM couldnt communicate) it was awfull when the truck didnt know how to shift.
My understanding was Randy had to reflash when he switched from non-BT to BT was so that his cruise control and speedometer would work again. But like Ben said, the only other thing that wouldn't recognize is the e-locker..other than that, the truck shouldn't even know anything is different. The tranny will spin the driveshaft and then the rear axle will do all it's own work, just no speedometer, cruise control, odometer, etc.
 
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