View Full Version : 5 ton top load info

swamp rat
01-17-2009, 12:50 PM
picked up a set of 5 ton top loader diffs.wondering if anbody has ideas for hooking up steering

dirka dave
01-17-2009, 12:57 PM
Hydraulic rams with an orbital box...

swamp rat
01-17-2009, 01:02 PM
thats sounds good but now the budget for the swap is just about blown

01-17-2009, 02:02 PM
You didnt think it would be cheap to swap them in did ya?

swamp rat
01-17-2009, 03:59 PM
was'nt planing on useing these axles.was planing on a dana 60.shit happens

01-17-2009, 04:07 PM
those will be very heavy

dirka dave
01-17-2009, 05:12 PM
There was a good article in the last issue of Petersons Off Road on Rockwell 2 1/2 ton axles...

01-17-2009, 06:22 PM
was'nt planing on useing these axles.was planing on a dana 60.shit happens

yer not kidding dude, I never planned on doin a d60 swap or runnin 40's on my jeep.

dirka dave
01-17-2009, 06:24 PM
those will be very heavy

Probably weigh more then my whole truck...:confused:

swamp rat
01-17-2009, 07:05 PM
i've read they are around 1600 lbs

01-18-2009, 01:25 AM
if u do want to sell them let me know, I know there's a guy on the island that is looking for a set for his buggy

01-18-2009, 05:00 PM
in person ive only seen hydro rams used. on trucksgonewild guys use crossover steering somehow. i really dont think a normal steering box and regular 1 ton stuff would be strong enough at all to turn a 900 lb axle with 500lbs of tires and rims on it. your gonna have to go with hydro steering. do searches for home made hydro steering on google. and most people running rockwells are in the 700-1000 hp area to overcome the weight and everything.
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01-25-2009, 11:17 AM
2.5 tons werent big enough?unless u are planning on building a real monster truck i would downsize ,we bought a full hydro setup from PSC it was around 1400 us. it comes with everything to do the job ,pump,rotary double ended ram,brackets and hoses,not legal for the street,but in a big truck sometimes thats the best sollution,we are running 54 boggers on double beadlocks with 3 link in the front and 4 link in the rear,almost all the parts have been bought for that build

swamp rat
01-25-2009, 04:15 PM
got a great deal on the 6x6.have to use what i have wife says so