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Can Outlaw Spindle Gussets be welded on the truck - without removing the Spindles?

Discussion in 'Outlaw Offroad' started by MotuMute, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. MotuMute

    MotuMute FRF Addict

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    I need these! Just don't have time to tear it all down before TRR. Can they be welded with the spindles still on the truck?
     
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    Good question.

    dunno if you know this but what causes the stock spindle to fail? Lateral sheer during hard turns? Just curious as to what causes the failure. Now that I am getting hooked on offroading I probably need to get these installed. Gotta be able to make it home afterwards and I like to beat it pretty hard. (haha dont we all...)
     
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    Maybe outlaw could do TRR special and either weld them on there or install prefabbed ones...

    -Greg (aka squatting dog)
     
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    They should be removed or you risk melting part of the Hub.
     
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    Ya the cast spindle should be heated up before welding. You risk destroying the IWE, sealed bearing.
     
  6. MotuMute

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    Great idea Greg!


    Can Outlaw bring some pre-fabbed ones to TRR to sell?

    Can Outlaw do this work at TRR?

    Can the alignment roughly be put back so don't wear tires on drive home?


    I suppose one could always take a modified Mamba approach:
    1) obtain Outlaw's pre-fabbed spindles+gussets (so they're on-hand ready to go)
    2) have some fun beating on truck enough to bend OEM
    3) replace
     
  7. Yukon Joe

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    That's like modification on the fly...

    Yukon Joe
    Buffalo Run Support Raptor
    http://www.fordraptorforum.com/showthread.php?p=364119
     

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