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It Had to Happen

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09 Jun 2018 02:15 #193313 by zukebob
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.....somewhere in Japan. Portal axles for the Jimny. I always wonder how much true engineering goes into projects like this. I think I remember seeing someone come up with portal axles before but never saw anything commercial come from it. The information was in Japanese so I'm not sure if this is a backyard blacksmith job or a production effort.






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09 Jun 2018 04:51 #193314 by Lambert
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That's cool. I have long wondered why its not a more common thing.

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09 Jun 2018 10:39 - 09 Jun 2018 10:41 #193325 by facade
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The price must be horrendous. Unless they are chain drive they need an idler gear, or the axle has to run backwards.

I wish I'd just bought a Unimog when I could have had my pick of surplus ones for £3000, or even a 101 when £1500 would have bought a good one...:(

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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11 Jun 2018 19:39 #193379 by Rhinoman
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zukebob wrote: I think I remember seeing someone come up with portal axles before but never saw anything commercial come from it.


From what I read they were horribly expensive and proved unreliable. I have a vague recollection that it was someone in Russia,

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12 Jun 2018 02:08 - 12 Jun 2018 02:20 #193385 by Rabid Rhino
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Chains are for anchors.

They don't look like anything I've seen. Not keen on that bracket. Kind of detracts from the clearance.

Here are some Russian ones using old army surplus.
sites.google.com/site/voit4x4/

Then there's Tibus
www.tibus-offroad.com/en/products/bolt-on-portals/suzuki/
I think the early Unimog 404 & 411 are too heavy and the pinion is too long.
I have to collect my shortened ones this weekend. Gonna need an engine hoist.
The later U1300 are modular in 5 pieces and with a much shorter pinion but are even heavier
G wagon ? But what price ? Then again how much for a decent 4" lift. Take that away from the G wagon axle & add on fabrication.

Volvo ?

Looking for a nice clean and straight LHD Jimny..... Not any more.
Got one that seems to have been magnatized and driven through the "Big Jimny Bits" parts stores too quickly so it missed a few items.
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16 Jun 2018 06:01 #193514 by kirkynut
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Rabid Rhino wrote: Chains are for anchors


There's a chain in the Jimny transfer box, unless you now have a Rocklobster.

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