HardCore Axle Assemblies
Boyce Equipment has offered powertrain parts and axle assemblies for over 50 years. Boyce can build Dana 44, Dana 60, Dana 70, GM Corporate, and Rockwell axle assemblies for stock, custom, hardcore rockcrawling and industrial applications. Info: 800.748.4269, www.boyceequipment.com.
Currie’s RockJock high-pinion 60 rearend line has expanded into the Jeep JK, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Tacoma, and Nissan Titan vehicles. The rearends feature custom housing ends and axle forgings for each application allowing factory brakes to be retained on each vehicle. ABS and ESP equipment is also retained. All suspension brackets are new, heavy-duty, laser-cut reproductions of the original brackets. In coil-spring rear applications, suspension component mounting holes have been added for maximum versatility. All common gear ratios and 35- and 40-spline carrier options are available. Info: Currie Ent., 714.367.2232, www.currieenterprises.com.
Custom Axle Assemblies
DTS Custom Services manufactures complete bolt-in assemblies from Dana 60s, Dana 44s, and GM 12-bolts to Ford 9- and 8.8-inch axles. DTS can also customize almost any factory housing to your specifications. Precision castings are CNC-machined in one setup to eliminate tolerance stacking issues. Info: Drive Train Specialists, 800.513.8138, www.drivetrainspecialists.com.
Toyota Brake Upgrades
Front Range Offroad provides easy brake upgrade kits for early solid-axle Toyota trucks. Two versions of the kits are available and allow the mounting of ’96 and newer Tacoma and 4 Runner brakes, or the use of the much larger brakes found on ’05 and newer Tacoma trucks. Info: Front Range Off-Road Fabrication, 970.881.2418, www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com.
HD Bolt-Together Axles
Gear Tech HD has designed a 70HD and GT 50 axle differential with bolt-in tubes. The design allows someone to build them in any configuration or length by unbolting the tubes and shortening or lengthening with ease. The center sections are made from high-grade nodular iron, and the tubes locate over 3 inches inside the diff for maximum strength. Gear Tech offers all the components necessary to build complete axles assemblies. Info: Gear Tech, 601.899.9831, www.geartechhd.com.
Diamond Axle is continues to build a multitude of axlehousings for a large variety of applications. The company now builds five Toyota housings from 8 to 101⁄2 inches and also offers Nissan and Rockwell centers, rear steer, full-float axles, and increased steering Toyota fronts. Diamond also CNC-machines the third member flanges and a large variety of housing ends in house, which helps build a high-quality product. Info: Diamond Axles, 970.881.2418, www.diamondaxle.com.
Axle Swap & Builder Brackets
GenRight offers a complete line of heavy-duty, laser-cut, CNC-formed brackets and tabs for the do-it-yourself off-roader who wants to build or swap axles. Info: GenRight Off Road, 805.584.8635, www.genright.com.
RCV Performance CV Axles
RCV’s Ultimate CV Axles are designed to easily replace universal-jointed front axleshafts and have been tested to be twice as strong as OE axles. The axles are perfect when running big tires and big power. They’re designed for strength at a straight angle and at extreme angles, where U-jointed axles are at their weakest. RCV’s constant velocity design eliminates U-joint binding to allow smooth power transfer to the ground and to eradicate steering wheel shimmy. Available for Dana 30, Dana 44, Dana 60, GM, and AAM applications. Info: RCV Performance Products, 815.877.7473, www.rcvperformance.com.
If you’re tired of scraping the mess that silicone sealant leaves behind on your axle or if you’ve had to hammer on the diff cover to break it free, try a LubeLocker gasket. Save time on installs and get the job done quicker with less RTV hassle. The gaskets retain their seal even if the differential cover shifts, while the orange high-temperature elastomer beading delivers superior sealing through a wide range of temperatures. Info: LubeLocker, www.lubelocker.com.
Dana 44 & Dana 60 U-Joints
The Longfield 300M Dana 44 and 60 U-joints now come with one grease fitting instead of four, and they are cross-drilled, which will give you more grease storage. High-impact aluminum nickel bronze bushings are used, which are much better for high speeds than standard bronze and will help prevent galling like previous joints. The U-joints come with full-circle C-clips and are rebuildable. Info: Longfield Super Axles, 253.847.8254, www.longfieldsuperaxles.com.