TOW RIG OVERHAUL! 2nd time... diesel swap

Discussion in 'Engine Performance + Maintenance' started by Van Gui1d3r #838, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. moremudd

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    My opinion is that the weak link will be the u joints before the differential , but you would still need to be pretty rough on it to have those kinda problems , that differential is pretty tough . my buddies dad runs stupid amounts of boost and has only had troubles once with the drive line and it was just because he had a u joint go bad because of neglect , and one carrier bearing failure because the wheels hopped leaving the tree .
     
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    Van Gui1d3r #838 Free Thinker

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    I'm sure is a robust rear end. I didn't mean it like it won't hold. I just meant it as in if something where to fail under stress, that would be my bet. I didn't think about universals but I'm 99%sure I will need an all new driveshaft so if I were to have one built, a more stout setup would be an option at that point.

    Everything about this truck will meet class 4 or class 5 if the build goes the way I'm planning it.

    Again, making it a pickup, average Joe's won't know what it really is unless they count the lug nuts...
     
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    Van Gui1d3r #838 Free Thinker

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    295/75R22.5s or 255/70R22.5s?

    Both are technically too big for this truck but they've both been done on pickups... cut and fab will be needed if I don't want to lift...

    Just thinking now. Still no time for it. House ain't done but my note pad is filling up...
     

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