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Old 02-05-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...Axle,5842.html

I am torn between having Sids drop my stocker or getting one of these. I have been told over and over that dropped axles often have issues with king pins and they will have different camber side to side, that sort of thing.

And again, I thought I posted a thread about this but couldn't find it, sorry if it's a repeat.

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Old 02-05-2019, 02:01 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

A few people on the HAMB have posted having problems with the speedway axles, I've never seen any complaints on Sid's.

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Old 02-05-2019, 02:11 PM   #3
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A few people on the HAMB have poted having problems with the speedway axles, I've never seen any complaints on Sid's.
Crap, Speedway sounded a lot easier, crap.

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Old 02-05-2019, 11:41 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

brian - I sent you pictures of my dropped axle set up. if you cant find them I can send them again. I think they went to your email. anyway, my axle is from Sid's. I bought it straight out - no core returned and he didn't drop mine. The king pins were a press fit and there is no difference in king pin angle. Im really happy with it.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:01 AM   #5
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brian - I sent you pictures of my dropped axle set up. if you cant find them I can send them again. I think they went to your email. anyway, my axle is from Sid's. I bought it straight out - no core returned and he didn't drop mine. The king pins were a press fit and there is no difference in king pin angle. Im really happy with it.
Wait a second, you didn't do the core? How much did it cost you?

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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

I don't remember seeing those pictures.

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Old 02-06-2019, 02:52 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

I don't see what Sid's core charge is but it used to be between 60 an 100.

You just missed him at the Turlock swapmeet. He hauled a load of axles out. He also hauled a load of stuff back that lived up to anything your ever heard about guy from Oklahoma piling stuff on the back of trucks. I don't think I could have got that load on my 10 ft flatbed with 4 ft racks.

You could see a pile of core axles in one or two of his photos that were either trade ins or ones he bought at the swap meet.

Truthfully I wouldn't put on of those Speedway axles on a utility trailer to haul trash to the dump. I just flat don't like the way they are made or the looks of them.
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Crap, I have thought about someone like that going to a Goodguys or something and be able to get something without the shipping, and it happened and I missed it. I have a friend go to Turlock asking me right up to the minute he left if I wanted to go, crap!

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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

I have a core, that's not the problem, it's the frigging shipping and all, crap, that's more than the core charge. Then the shipping of the dropped axle, it really adds up. But I guess I will be doing that.

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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

How does Speedway secure the solid ends to the DOM center section?
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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

brian - go check your buickfam email. I sent pictures in aug of 2018.
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How does Speedway secure the solid ends to the DOM center section?
A big azz weld! I actually had one years ago, I bought it at a swap meet and it ended up being for a 55-59

But yeah, forged ends with a tube in the middle simply welded together.

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Re: Anyone running the new dropped axle like Speedway has?

Sid's core charge used to be about the same as the cost of shipping an axle back.

Usually there is a three or four week wait if a guys sends his axle in and "has to have" that exact axle back. Just like any place else where you have work done, it's take a number and get in line and it all depends on how long the line is.

Sid had posted on FB that he was going to Turlock as he goes every year. I think he goes to the LA Roadsters fathers day show too but a guy would have to check.
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