ForumsBasic TrainingOnline Maintenance ManualsThe M715 Zone Vin RegistryVPW's M715 Parts ListGalleriesLinks

Go Back   M715 Zone > General Tech > Modified Tech > Modified Tech Archives

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 27th, 2004, 09:30 AM
Joel Joel is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 51
Joel is an Observer
Default

With all the talk of Rockwells, has anybody thought about using portals? Maybe Unimog or Volvo axles. I think Unimogs would possibly fit, but I don't now anything about Volvo portals except the fact that they make them. I think we all know of the advantages of portals, but do any fit and how expensive are they?
  #2  
Old February 27th, 2004, 09:39 AM
Nuke_spicergear Nuke_spicergear is offline
Private 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 272
Nuke_spicergear is an Observer
Default Just Curious. Has anyone thought of portals?

The problem comes in with any type of streetability with the Unimogs portals. From what I've gathered, 404 axles have a near 7.5:1 ratio and the 406's up in the 9:1 area. Great for a rock pig...too much for street and mph. There's a company using the 2:1 NP203 reducer box and adapting it the other way to make it a 50% overdrive but I've heard that they are pretty noisey being driven like that. There is also some special hardware needed to convert the axles from the tube driveshaft design to an open u-joint design. Sweet Axles though...no doubt about it!!
__________________
Big Blocks RULE!
  #3  
Old February 27th, 2004, 10:47 AM
tacoma tacoma is offline
Corporal
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tooele UT
Posts: 674
tacoma is a Soldier
Default 205 value?

Spicer's right, they're waaaaaay low. Also, they might be a touch narrow... saw a Volvo axle at Factory Tubular, and just eyeballing it looked somewhat skinny for our rigs. Maybe not though. Plus, they aren't cheap, w/prices at like a grand for a stocker up front, and I think $750 rear? That's w/out any of the necessary modding.

They do kick ass on the rockpigs though.
__________________
**I heart Bump_r **
  #4  
Old February 27th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Joel Joel is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 51
Joel is an Observer
Default

I saw an article about the "Humm Nine" in JP were somebody took a Ford 9" and attached Hummer portal ends on it. Thus creating a portal axle. I wonder if somebody with such as "Spicer's" fab skills could do the same for say a Dana 70 or GM 14 bolt. That would be the ultimate axle. I would spend some dollars on that. I might of just given away my claim to fame and a million dollars, but I know that I don't have the fabrication skill required (I wish to have the skill someday). I am going to talk to a friend of mine who is a gear head and a Military Motor Transport guy who has more Hummer knowledge than I have. I will see what he has to say about using "Hummer" ends to create portals.
  #5  
Old February 28th, 2004, 02:20 AM
tacoma tacoma is offline
Corporal
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tooele UT
Posts: 674
tacoma is a Soldier
Default

yes, you will, as the last time I saw Hummer ends for sale, they were I think about $700 each. That's $1400 plus tax and shipping, times 2, plus custom axle shafts, say another $700 at least, plus the time to convert the front and dick around w/steering...... a minimum $3500, to go on a truck that is too big to REALLY benefit from them. Money no object, I'd take them just for the wow.
Avalanche Engineering did something like this, but they made their own I think, if I recall the price on another set was like $10k.

Hmmmm..... Good luck, but take pics if you get one done!
__________________
**I heart Bump_r **
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bolt on portals Jester Modified Tech 20 January 25th, 2009 11:39 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:19 AM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
1998 - 2019


This site is owned and operated by:
M715 Zone, LLC
President: Jon Schmidt, User ID=brute4c
If you have any suggestions, comments, problems or questions, contact:  brute4c@m715zone.com

Use of this site means you understand and agree to our TERMS OF USE

Copyright Notice:
This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except for Personal Use Only, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from any part of the M715 Zone website without the prior written permission of M715 Zone, LLC.

Written permission can only be obtained by contacting
brute4c@m715zone.com

Copyright 1998-2019