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    axle width?

    could someone tell me if a camaro ls1 axle is the right width to use on my custom rear end. i am exploriing an awd idea and wanted to know the track width of a vt or 6.0, is comparable. or if i needed to change a bunch of the hub geometry

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    Re:axle width?

    Probably not , but how are you going to use it, are you going to have the motor in front or in the middle ?


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    Re:axle width?

    mid mount, i have done some more research, the ls1 axle is 1 inch narrower than the 6.0
    so the plan is to use a longitudinally mouned v6 with the axles pointed front to rear. rear axle will hook up to the ls1 differential and the front to a jeep dana 30. poof. awd.

    theres a lot more to it but that will be explained later.

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    Re:axle width?

    poof, you'll top out at about 80 mph!! You'll have the gear reduction at the trans and then it will be reduced again through your jeep diff in the front and the diff in the rear. We use this setup on monster trucks at work, and it works great, but unless you can find a 1 to 1 ratio ring and pinion to either work in the center rear, or the diffs in the front and rear, you'll be able to climb straight up a wall, but it won't be able to travel at highway speed..

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    Re:axle width?

    Yah I've thought about this too, just haven't been able to over came the multipal gear reductions.

    Gene

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    Re:axle width?

    no need, the dana and the ls1 axles have the same differential ratios. i couldn't imagine needing more that what the camaro is rated for. but if you gotta push it, look into chipping the rev limiter.
    you can also buy racing 1:1 gears for both of those axles.

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    I don't think you are understanding what I meant with the trans and stuff, also, I've never seen a 1 to 1 ring and pinion for ANY axle.

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    Re:axle width?

    i do understand. i'm probably not making sense with the flu. but i will be back in a day or so to catch up.

    i have found a gearing setup 1:1 ratio used in electric motor driven applications. like forklifts

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