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Old 06-10-2016, 11:10 PM   #15
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Here's what I mean about drilling a hole in the side of the axle tube and filling some of the voids with RTV.....

Much thanks to altnbndr for the excellent photos....
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:56 AM   #16
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It is a torsion spring axle. The square-ish rod is the torsion spring. The rubber 'rods' are the internal dampers. The rubber rods are inserted at the time of manufacture by freezing them in liquid nitrogen to make them shrink and become rigid for insertion. Over time, the rubber will harden and the torsion suspension takes a permanent set thus requiring replacement.

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Old 06-11-2016, 08:10 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by altnbndr View Post
After changing my axle I had to see the "mysterious" inside of the old one.
Thanks for posting. I always wondered.

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