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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 06:07PM
I'd cut BOTH ends of the tubes off, and weld on some Ford 9" style ends, and use 9" style axles, just to get away from having to use C-clips.

One major, major advantage of the Toyota rear.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 06:18PM
C-Clip eliminator yo! $125.
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 06:57PM
its good to have options



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 07:27PM
Mo' options ...

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Explorer8_8.shtml

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/axle_codes.shtml

Without getting really involved (ain't my deal at the moment) seems like a lowly Ranger diff, especially in 8.8 could be made to work? 4.10 gears and LS available stock. Even the 7.5 is plenty tough, they live forever with silly kids and oversized tires. Yes/no??
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 08:04PM
Looks like a decent candidate, and they even come in a close-ish rear width 56.5in. I'm not sure how the offset pinion/center section would work with the tunnel, are 2wd trucks offset? The 7.5 does gain you 3/4in of ground clearance over the 8.8.
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 08:53PM
All Ford trucks are offset to clear the gas tank. Mustangs have on-center pinions (or very close to it)



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 09:18PM
Well didn't think this would be a popular discussion. I am wrong.

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Volvo calipers are great. 2x 1.5 pistons , same pad as Portch 911 Front up to '74 so huge array of pads, cheap---on the car....big disc..

No need to fuck with these parts..

.just get over the I dun't wanna hydro handbrake--a whim very hard to understand---and like a lotta other wierd beliefs "Only in (the) America(s)"

Just a little CAD work--cardboard aided design---for the braket to mount, transfer cardboard to steel and


I honestly don't want one for stage use. I'm not a blues brother... well I got an instrument they would groove on but that's beside the point! I just don't understand hydro ebrakes Every time i've seen someone try and use one they go way slower. At least when i'm in the car. I could go on but I really don't want to stir fires. KEEP THIS ON TOPIC, because it actually seems to be going that way right now.

I need something to park with and honestly the ebrake in my volvo works hunkydorie. If I can keep it I will.

Now brake adapters....

What about something like this? This is my dads 8n' 3/4 out of a mopar muscle car that he will be adding discs to. Yes it spaces the axles out a bit but he said it isn't an issue for his application. I think he mentioned you can sort it out with end play adjustment.
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 11, 2014 11:57PM
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All Ford trucks are offset to clear the gas tank. Mustangs have on-center pinions (or very close to it)

Granted but is it a big deal, especially on a gravel based sport? Floor clearance is easy, would there be any significant difference in axle wrap or torque transmission on that length difference? What do the offroad Rangers use in their trucks?

Start searching the local circle tracks for old Franklins.... seems like they used to make a kit for 9" Fords back in the day.
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 05:43AM
Is it a big deal? I don't know, if it's not then great. It would be a big deal for me because the driveshaft tunnel is cramped and no simple way to fix, but I don't have a Volvo so I don't know the Volvo limitations. It's not a big deal for the Mustang guys who swap them into their cars to get disks and 31 spline axles and thicker axle tubes.

As soon as you start talking circle track parts, then the answer is a floater 9", which I realize is the ultimate solution. You can pick 'em up fairly cheap used, and new is shockingly cheap too (say $850 for everything but calipers and center section). Now the axles don't carry any loads at all, and the hubs are on two big roller bearings instead of one little ball bearing that relies on a press fit, if you're lucky. Any gear ratio you want, any kind of diff you want, and it's all cheap because it's the US standard performance rearend.

But now we are, realistically, talking $1500-1800 for a rearend, which is rather straying away from the OP's goal, which was.... wait, what is the goal again?



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 08:37AM
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but man. that sucks.. i hope you find an easier / cheaper short cut some how

That sounds cheaper than I've ever seen.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 08:40AM
You guys are forgetting the 2wd Toyota axles are already 5 x 4.5" bolt pattern. I've always used the 2wd axles because they are narrower than the 4wd axles.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 10:19AM
Gm option with stock detroit locker?
Just get an ae86 with lsd.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 10:19AM
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You guys are forgetting the 2wd Toyota axles are already 5 x 4.5" bolt pattern. I've always used the 2wd axles because they are narrower than the 4wd axles.

You are correct, yet no one seems to believed me when I tell them you can get a 8" and a 5 lug. Some 2wd V6 trucks came with a 2wd width, 8" 3rd members and 5 lugs. I owned one.



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October 12, 2014 11:00AM
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You are correct, yet no one seems to believed me when I tell them you can get a 8" and a 5 lug. Some 2wd V6 trucks came with a 2wd width, 8" 3rd members and 5 lugs. I owned one.

2wd trucks with 4-speeds were 8" rears. 5-speed trucks were 7.5". I'm talking about '84-'88 with 22r engines.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 12, 2014 11:03AM
Here we go, found some pics.



And if you take about 10 mins with dremel and an angle grinder



It fits a 2nd gen turbo rx7 rear rotor quite well





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