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  1. Ddaddy

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    Damn shame I am going to wind up throwing a perfectly good modern Charger 3.06 rear diff, axles, hubs and driveshaft into a dumpster. No one seems to want them here or over on the modern Charger Forum. People are running the factory 2.65 gears on the RT and base models but won’t spend a few bucks for a big upgrade to the SRT 3.06 unless it’s a $4k Getrag being given away for $300.

    But they will drop $1200 on a new exhaust system to make it sound better. :BangHead:
     
  2. Tooljunkie

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    Built a couple trailers.
    Weight and balance was my main concern. Loaded or empty.
    I never even considered part of the capacity being carried by the tow vehicle.
    Suspension/tires should be rated minimum 30% more than gross weight.
     
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    • Ben Drinkin

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    • Tooljunkie

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      Dave, i saw a similar rear for sale, it was up for the longest time.
      Wish i had the knowledge/skills to graft something like that into an a body.
       
    • Ddaddy

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      I just don’t have the extra space to keep it around in the hopes of getting a few hundred for it. I would be glad to give it away just to see it get used rather than drop it in a dumpster as trash.

      I put up a “Last Chance” update to my ad on the modern Charger forum offering it for just gas money to bring it to them within 50 miles...but nobody has replied.

      Damn shame.
       
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    • dartnabout

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      Would it fit in the Charger that Wolfie has?
       
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      Just the empty weight of Fifth wheels now overload the Axels/tires by about 3500 lbs. Then the claim the tow vehicle has 10 percent of the total weight!!! There is a net zero excess Cap built it. To save 200.00 per unit!!
       
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      I offered to give it to him but he wasn’t interested. He did graciously offer to take it to Carlisle to sell, but with so little interest in it there really isn’t any point.

      I could have just left it at the place where I got the new rear installed and let them trash it but I figured it would be better to try to find someone who could use it. Now I regret even bothering.
       
    • Tooljunkie

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      Everythin on this planet is now built by the largest manufacturer- low bidder.
       
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      • Mopar Tim

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        makes the majority of the components here in the states.
         
      • Tooljunkie

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        Ave on youtube had a good video regarding company buyouts and playing with good company names and letting quality slide.
        Its no longer about the quality or the customers,its about the bottom line.
        And if you cant beat em, buy em out and bury em.
         
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        • ZMan67S

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          My 2 cents on tires.
          Any vehicle, trailer, motorcycle, etc... I've had I always went by the manufacture recommended PSI, and never had a problem.
          I agree a couple key points maintenance, and don't buy cheap.
           
        • zkx14

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          Is any of that the same as what would be in my Magnum? 2005 3.5 AWD. I have no clue what's in it. Not looking to upgrade, but spare parts is good to have...
           
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          Pretty simple formula for road wash outs.
          Take one properly installed culvert pipe, add rain, add just enough debris to plug the culvert = Washout
           
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            What are you doing up Karl?
             
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            Morning All. Quick driveby, gonna leave early and hope I can get across that road
             
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            Fourth?
             
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            No its thong Thursday
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            • Tooljunkie

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              Morning. Nice day. I hope. Already windy though.
              Dump trailer repairs today, lights and some welding. Didnt get to it yesterday.

              Friday im hoping to find time to pull hood and back window off the barracuda. Pressure wash engine bay and see how secure paint is.
               
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              • halifaxhops

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                Don't envy you on the back window pull. I would be nervous as hell with the price of them.
                 
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                I bought a spare. So im less worried. I spent some time many moons ago working in a glass shop.will see how much i remember. Thinking about it, was
                30 years ago...wow. I’m sad..
                 
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                • halifaxhops

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                  What did that cost I have no idea what to ask for the one I have.
                   
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                  Morning MOPAR Army....