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fixing the track/kick front housing BEFORE it breaks...

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MUD CHILD:

--- Quote from: susan_4X4 on Friday, August 20, 2010, 10:44:05 AM ---How much does it cost, and how can I order it????

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I sell them for $85 Canadian. PM me here or e-mail me at SRCUSTOMS@shaw.ca if you would like one

Truckasaurus44:
how hard is it to put one of those on a samurai 3rd member pinion snout?  I know you need to trim the bottom of the diff no matter what, but is the diameter close enough for it to work?

susan_4X4:

--- Quote from: Trevinator on Saturday, July 18, 2009, 01:26:37 PM ---Awsome Mod!  [idea]

This would be a good idea on the steel housings as well. My bolts backed out every trip! Even with lock tight!  :o

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--- Quote from: susan_4X4 on Thursday, August 19, 2010, 06:17:52 AM ---susan_4X4 asked in an email to:

http://www.AFTERMARKET4X4.com

#1. Does anyone have an informed opinion of the following email thread on strengthening Trackick front differentials, including all the sub-links??:

http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,100689.0.html

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Sean DeVinney replied:

First, I would have to know what exactly you are doing with the vehicle off-road, (rocks, mud, just beach driving, etc), as the harder you are on the vehicle, the more strengthening you will need. Also, what tire size you are running, as that also makes a difference in how much strengthening you must do. Personally, I have only broken a few of the aluminum Sidekick front 3rd members (just the housings that holds the gears), and never broken an aluminum axle housing, but I have seen it happen to a few people only in the rocks, and only when they did not keep the bolts on the housing mounts tight. Simply using Lock-Tight on the bolts should be sufficient, depending again on tire size and how you wheel it. If you are an agressive driver that does a lot of rock crawling, you may want to upgrade everything in all the articles that you listed to keep the drivetrain from degrading itself. Another option is to just go with a Solid Axle Swap (SAS), which gives you the most strength of all the options, but also costs the most, and is the most involved. Hopefully, this helps some with your decision. Also, here's a link to an X-90 I built, then destroyed, then re-built. It is called Project XXX:

http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,99023.0/all.html

Sean DeVinney

http://www.AFTERMARKET4X4.com

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Trevinator, what kind of driving were you doing, and for how long??

susan_4X4:
#1. From the URL below:

"No more cracked or broken stock aluminum axle housings with this unit. The 'Anvil' is a CALMINI exclusive, and is completely fabricated from scratch as a replacement housing designed to handle any kind of off-road abuse. Uses the steel third member housings from a Vitara/Grand Vitara."

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http://www.puresuzuki.com/anvil_axle.htm

#2. Will the rest of the Trackick front differential fit perfectly into the steel third member housings from a Vitara/Grand Vitara, or are there some other adjustments that Calmini didn't mention????

MUD CHILD:

--- Quote from: Truckasaurus44 on Saturday, August 21, 2010, 08:47:47 AM ---how hard is it to put one of those on a samurai 3rd member pinion snout?  I know you need to trim the bottom of the diff no matter what, but is the diameter close enough for it to work?

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I've never tried so I can't tell ya

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