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So-Cals new 5" drop axle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. tmfcracing
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    Hi guys.
    I notised that So-Cal now has a new forged axle with 5" drop instead of the more common 4"
    I ordered it yesterday as I need to change the axle to a forged one on my project.(to get the car street legal )...and I like the idea to get the front down another inch.
    Anyone got this new one yet ?
    What do you think about the new axle , good or bad .

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  2. Who's making it for them,,Magnum? HRP
     
  3. grazy
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    I was told they are forged 4 inch dropped axles with an addition inch drop put in them. We have one hanging in the shop now bought it through Steadfast Mfg. It looks good to me, to get the perfect stance a 5 inch dropped axle is an absolute must have.
     
  4. saltracer219
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    I think it's too bad they chose not to taper the forging on both sides of the perch boss like the Ford axles. I really don't care for the sharp corners, just my opinion.....Nice lookin other than that!
     

  5. cracker head
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    More likely, China....
     
  6. ago
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    It will put extra leverage on the axle trying to flip flat.



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  7. fab32
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    I'll bet they sell a ton of them. If I didn't already have a 5" dropped one I'd be in the market.

    Frank
     
  8. krylon32
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    They look great but a with a 44.5 kingpin center they seem a little narrow??????
     
  9. Don's Hot Rods
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    That really is pretty narrow. I guess they are thinking on fendered cars it will tuck up under the even lower fenders and be able to turn. I ran a 46 incher on my 23 and it was pretty narrow,so 44.5 is getting really slim.

    Don
     
  10. Yeah a big axle really sets up a good stance. Mine is a 6 inch Bell. Actually 5.5 I think.

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  11. CTaulbert
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    I wonder if the more narrow width makes up for the wide buick disc brake covers?
     
  12. tjet
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    That car sits nice.

    How close does the axle get to the ground if you were to get a flat tire?
     
  13. ago
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    I would think maybe 5" would be too low for a full fender car.


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  14. 4psi
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    I am considering going with the 5inch drop on my full fender car. If there is a will there is a way.
     
  15. Not really,,I have a 4" dropped axle and a mono reverse eye spring and a Model A cross member under my full fendered pickup I'm thinking mine is around 5 1/2",,it ain't too low. HRP
     
  16. What about scrub line??
     
  17. box50
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    I'm buying one next week from them,price is not to bad.Hey HRP where did you get your mono reverse eye spring if you don't mind.
     
  18. Tjet
    Ohhhh about an 1/8th of an inch or so at the bottom of the spring perch but it does not touch
     
  19. mickeyc
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    I think I read they are being forged in Indonesia?
     
  20. krylon32
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    I talked with them some time ago and they said they were thinking about having their 4 inch axle dropped another inch locally, hence the narrow width.
     
  21. KENDEUCE
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    VVVVVVVVVVV look at my signature line VVVVVVVVV
     
  22. Lukydevl
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    Maybe more Chinese shit????
     
  23. alchemy
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    Comparing the pic of the 5 to the 4, it sure looks like this is what they have done. Dropped a new 4" axle even more.
     
  24. tmfcracing
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    Interesting....does that matter to you ? .....do you mean that the axle probably cracks if its made in china but if a guy do the same labor in usa it wont.
    What if the american guy who makes it is from china ;)
     
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  25. A long time ago in a land far away - Mordrop would drop your axle as far as you wanted but with great risk. I had a Mordrop on my Roadster when I got it some 40 years ago. It was 2 or 3 inch drop if I remember right. Mordrop had a Jig they would put the axle in and heat up the area between the Kingpin boss and the spring pin boss. The kingpin boss and the spring pin boss were secured in the jig but the spring pin boss was movable in the jig. so when the area between the bosses was red hot they would gently start to move the center down creating more drop. The farther the drop the more narrow the material became between the 2 bosses. A 4 inch drop was very susceptible to bending if you did a hard stop.
     

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