DamageWagon wrote:That dude needs solid 17" bar with a hole pattern machined in it. I follow him on Instagram and I swear he's going through at least 1 wheel every three weeks. Usually they go in pairs.
Don't get Carried away by knowing he has Boogies. He also has Internal Bypass shocks, he could almost remove his bump stops and not know the difference. Boogies have a solid reputation though, and like bstefanic said, to install Hydros can be a pain. Carlis way is easier but still.
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coder wrote:There is a non-truss option that I like, the Synergy Dodge AAM 9-1/4" Inner Axle Sleeve Kit that is more stealth and potentially cost effective to install (less welding) and it will not affect ground clearance. These things weight 40 lbs. together so I'm sure they are plenty strong.
DamageWagon wrote:I'm curious how those synergy sleeves work. They seem like a waste in my opinion, because they reinforce the axle tubes themselves, but it isn't the tubes that bend. It is the axle housing where the tubes press in - the holes in the housing become ovals. The tubes stay straight, the holes open up in the housing and that is what a bent axle is. I would just do a truss and be done with it, unless there is good evidence that the Synergy sleeves actually help. Maybe Colibri could pitch in at some point, he seems to have found a way to have broken his Full-Abrams axle - Carli truss, synergy sleeves, Carli diff cover and all, and he still broke it! lol
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Colibri wrote:Synergy sleeves will add strength to the tube but will break your center section instead.
Trusses- thuren>carli I've had both, the carli is good but the thuren is better. If you want gold tooth baller status send your bare housing to creative fab in California and they will chemical strip your housing to clean bare steel then put it in their aam 9.25 fixturing jig and weld it up and fully plate around the thuren main tube. It's insanely strong. Dom hit a boulder that was half buried in the desert with his front axle while doing about 60 mph. Didn't break and didn't bend. It's what I have as well, after breaking my front end with carli truss and synergy sleeves I was tired of half measures lol.
I have hydro bumps front and rear, the rear only engage landing a jump usually. The front is another story. They smack against the frame pretty frequently in daily driving, not enough force to compress them, just enough to make an irritating noise lol. If you can stand the clatter they're the shit, I have bypasses out back so my truck clickety clacks down the road anyway lol. Hydro plus good shocks will haul ass through gnarly shit you wouldn't believe. I've blasted through literal single track winding through trees at 45-50mph and it felt like a cloud of titties. Other trucks were taking the same trail in 4lo at 3-5mph. Boogies are way more cost effective and zero maintenance though. They're probably better all around for soft quiet engagement and progressive bottoming control but nothing beats hydros for hard and multiple hits. Get a nitrogen tank and shock manifold and you can adjust your pressures and service the shocks and bumps yourself.
Colibri wrote:Haha thanks, I think boogies will serve your needs quite well. They really are very good. The Thuren truss doesn't address the upper inner c's but creative Fab does. Mine is boxed in with 3/8" plate by them, I'll attach a link that shows their process. I'm running king 3" 4 tube bypasses out back and 3" smoothies up front for now, changing the fronts out for some ibp's later this year. I can't wait to see what you do, I really like your truck and love that you put it through its paces so thoroughly
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