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Old 02-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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RSE outer sleeve kit

So in researching different parts for my build i came across this. Its an outer sleeve by RSE.
http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...pid=16120+4001
Seems like a pretty neat idea. Dosent require drilling into the axle and rosette welding like an inner sleeve. And according to RSE it is stronger. Anyone have opinions or experience with it to add?

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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Looks like some work ... Why not truss instead ?
For $60-$75 Artec's entire front armor kit is $260

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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Looks like some work ... Why not truss instead ? For $60-$75 Artec's entire front armor kit is $260
Dont particularly like the trusses :/ i feel like they can interfere with uptravel and other steering components. I know its probably just me lol. That and i dont like the plate style gussets artec uses. Im picking up the teraflex ones. With the artec truss im inclined to think it would be way more welding creating that much more heat that it would cause the axle to bend. This seems like it reduces some of the welding. Could be wrong on all these points though lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Dont particularly like the trusses :/ i feel like they can interfere with uptravel and other steering components. I know its probably just me lol. That and i dont like the plate style gussets artec uses. Im picking up the teraflex ones. With the artec truss im inclined to think it would be way more welding creating that much more heat that it would cause the axle to bend. This seems like it reduces some of the welding. Could be wrong on all these points though lol
No you're right on a couple things, I'm not sure of the min lift height to run a truss (if any)
A good welder will know how to properly let the welds cool and keep the axle from warping.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
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No you're right on a couple things, I'm not sure of the min lift height to run a truss (if any) A good welder will know how to properly let the welds cool and keep the axle from warping.
Very true, a lot of it has to do with the welder and his skill level. I stressed the heat and warping to my guy and he said its not going to be an issue. (not doing it all at once and letting stuff cool.) Placing a ton of faith in him which is a lot for someone like me and this is just for gussets and gears! Haha the sleeve is for later after 35's. Just like to get all my ducks in a row. Think my D30 should be ok with just those for now as i dont wheel hard at all. Hopefully she'll stay straight till then.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:08 PM   #6
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Here's what I went with as another option for you:

Nitro JK 2007-12, Dana 30 44 Front Axle Sleeve Kit
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:40 AM   #7
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Was looking at the nitro sleeves as well!! Quesyions though do they make them for the rears as well? All i see are the fronts. Thinking about doing both.

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