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Old 07-24-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Before & After Axle Pics

Just a couple of shots for comparing before & after on axels. The old ones were about horizontal. I sure notice the height difference. The axel plate has primer on it with the new axel (for those that notice the color difference)
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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Nice contrast photos, good comparison.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Ditto to Dave's comments -- a most useful thread!
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hey Smoky,

Nice job, I just did one myself. Check out the "axle replacement part I and part II, not sure which one I posted the balanced drums on. The new drums were out 7 ounces. I had them precision balanced to 1/4oz-in. I believe for the most part that everyone here will tell you that balance is important. That being said you can certainly balance the assembly, but then you have to move the assembly if you wish to rotate tires.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:29 PM   #5
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hey Smoky,

...The new drums were out 7 ounces. I had them precision balanced to 1/4oz-in. I believe for the most part that everyone here will tell you that balance is important. ...
Is it common to find a shop that will ballance the drums? Sounds like an excellent idea. Hadn't heard of anyone doing this before.

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:38 PM   #6
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Nice job; looks factory.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:41 PM   #7
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Is it common to find a shop that will ballance the drums? Sounds like an excellent idea. Hadn't heard of anyone doing this before.

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mr zep,

balancing the running gear is one of those things that should be done, especially if you drive 85 - 90 (i know it's a hemi dude).

two ways to do it, that i'm aware of:

1) Dyna Beads

or

2) Centramatic's

i'll leave the googling to others, or use the search feature; above and to the right.

did you know we're having a California Streamers Forum Rally in Novemeber? it's true, check it out on the rally calendar. your welcome even if, your from the SW, drink wine, and don't balance your running gear, but if your a Zep fan, your presence is required.

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Old 07-24-2007, 11:16 PM   #8
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mr zep,

balancing the running gear ...two ways to do it, that i'm aware of:

1) Dyna Beads
or
2) Centramatic's

did you know we're having a California Streamers Forum Rally in Novemeber? it's true, check it out on the rally calendar. your welcome even if, your from the SW, drink wine, and don't balance your running gear, but if your a Zep fan, your presence is required.

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Kevbo,

I still have my Peep--thanks. Guess I should get her to CA in Nov. My November is open at the moment. Wow, Kernville is near Lake Isabella! Did you know there is a great skinny dipping tank somewhere along the road near Onyx, fed by a windmill (north side of road)? Durn, after the rally I could tour my favorite hiway, 395, up to Owens and the newly running river, then over to Darwin. Gotta do it!

I have Centramatics. But I'm interested in getting the drums shaved to balance them independently.

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Old 07-24-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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Another "Peep" heard from...

Hello all -

Here is another "Peep"er (I have 4!!!! - LOTTA feed!) that is registering with a 2100 mile trip under my belt.... Monday (last week) to Monday (this week) - Albuquerque to DC.

SilverToy pulled like a dream!!!! We did not however hit 85, much less 90!? Stayed in the Burb/ST sweet spot of 68-70mph. Got 10.368mpg over the 2100 miles.

Had the tires all re-checked for balance before leaving ABQ and made sure that all 12 pressures (6 plus spare on ST, 4 plus spare on TV) were AOK every morning. Noticed NO weird wear patterns or anything else amiss... and as I said at the top - pulled like a dream!

Kevbo - Thanks again for the "Peeps"! Hope they don't reproduce like rabbits!!!

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Welcome to the Right Coast, Axel. Glad your trip went well.

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But I'm interested in getting the drums shaved to balance them independently.

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Check with a high performance engine builder. If they can balance flywheels and such they should be able to do hubs. I suspect they will have a strange expression on their face as a first response
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Nice Job! Which brand of Axle did you use?
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:09 PM   #13
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Nice Job! Which brand of Axle did you use?
He used Henschen axles.

Direct bolt in.

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Old 07-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #14
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balancing act

If you check the Inland RV webpage there is a photo gallery showing the process step by step.

Your local tire shop may be able to do it too. Know the process so you know what to ask for.
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