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stroker21x
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted July 20, 2005 02:54 PM  
Has anyone out there tried this on metric axles,by heating them up and soaking them in oil,Does it work? just curious

hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted July 20, 2005 04:58 PM  
I would think the and production axel is already to the best of its strength. Any heating that you do to it would alter the regidity and toughness in unknown amounts and or directions. I personaly would not do it, or trust one that hasen't been done by a reputable axel manufacture.

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Clyde Torkel
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted July 20, 2005 05:47 PM  
Heating the axle and quenching it in oil will probably anneal it to some degree, that is soften it. However it could harden it to the point of brittleness. Done properly the annealing procedure could toughen the steel. As said above this should be done only under controlled conditions where the exact alloy and its heat treat numbers are known. I would recommend against doing in a general shop.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted July 20, 2005 08:16 PM  
I'm thinking that could be a really expensive experiement. It could work and you could save the $250 a set of new Moser axles would set you back, but losing an axle can often lead to a bad roll over type wreck so you could lose your whole car over it. I bit the bullet and bought new Mosers and was ticked for a week about spending the extra cash, but now it's something I don't have to worry about everytime I throw it into a corner. Just my $.02. Jim

nice_guy_wi
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted July 21, 2005 11:52 AM  
Where in the world are you getting Mosers for $250 a set? They are $175 a piece in this part of the world.

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted July 21, 2005 12:43 PM  
You can get GM 10 and 12 bolt axles for $120/axle or $235 for a pair.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted July 21, 2005 03:32 PM  
$235.95 out of SummitRacing.com for a set of them.

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Originally posted by nice_guy_wi:
Where in the world are you getting Mosers for $250 a set? They are $175 a piece in this part of the world.


stroker21x
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted July 21, 2005 03:48 PM  
I can get moser here in MN locally for $140 0r 270 for the pair with 1/2 or 5/8 studs its only a half hour drive away if anyone has them cheaper let me know I think I will go with mosers I just spent $70 dollars on bearings,seals,springs and shoes from when I lost both axles 2 weeks ago and I dont want to go threw that again.

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