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racer8
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 01, 2002 06:08 PM
Could someone please tell me the difference in a grand national axel and a wide five. We have asked several people and still havent got an answer.

bogged
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted January 01, 2002 06:28 PM
the grand national axle uses standard rims, the wide five uses rims that do not have a center section.

cmiller51
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted January 01, 2002 07:25 PM
Don't know.. but something tells me thats not the answer you were looking for..lol

dqr-7
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted January 01, 2002 10:26 PM
the wide 5 style rear has the mini bearings on the drive hubs. the grand national has the biggerbearing style.

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 02, 2002 12:50 AM
If you're talking about the axleshafts, the drive plates are different, so I'm guessing that's where the difference is. Maybe size and number of splines.

If you're talking about the wide-five vs. GN hubs, GN's use a normal, street style wheel with a 5x5" bolt pattern where a wide5 uses an 11" aluminum or mag hub and a wheel with basically no center section and a 5x11" bolt pattern.

IMCA mods use GN type and Late Models use the wide 5's

[This message has been edited by devil wrench (edited January 02, 2002).]

4ord
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted January 02, 2002 03:08 AM
GN axles have an area for a seal on outer end, near drive flange. Seal fits in end of tube. W-5 axles don't have this. Only difference that I'm aware of.

racer8
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 03, 2002 09:44 PM
Thanks for all your responses. That will keep us from getting the wrong axel.Thanks

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