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10-27-2009 11:26 PM
Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
I already bought them.
Now I have to shorten them and I also need disk brakes. I want to make that street legal.
You know pics wil be required
10-27-2009 11:23 PM
Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
No my friends use Mercedes G control arms with a G track bar.
Cool - yeah the torque tubes are a PITA. Just wondering if they did and how they got them to work.
10-27-2009 07:35 PM
Rawkon those torque tubes are a pain in the ass. I had to rebuild one a few months ago. everything is crazy heavy.
10-27-2009 05:37 PM
nicolas-eric Full width is too wide. The tires must be covered by the flares over here. And that wide flares would lok ugly.

No my friends use Mercedes G control arms with a G track bar.
10-26-2009 11:45 PM
AzTJ Nico - is your friend using the torque tube from the Mog with a track bar?
10-26-2009 06:46 PM
Rawkon shouldnt be too hard. the 416 doka has disc all the way around, 2 calipers per wheel upfront and 1 caliper per wheel in the back.

why not leave them full width???
10-26-2009 03:04 PM
nicolas-eric I already bought them.
Now I have to shorten them and I also need disk brakes. I want to make that street legal.
10-26-2009 02:28 PM
Rawkon that makes sence. pretty cool work hes doing. so Nico when are you gonna be running portals????
10-26-2009 12:43 PM
nicolas-eric Stock Unimog axles are wider. My friends shortened them.
10-26-2009 12:02 PM
Rawkon thats a pretty sweet conversion, those axles seem pretty narrow for a mog axle. are they out of the 404's? how does he not have crazy axle wrap being rear coil??

heres a mog ive been working on for years now.
doka 416 on 46s

we were just at mogfest in calico a couple weeks ago.

10-26-2009 10:59 AM
jgano23 nico, pick me up a set and ship 'em to me
10-26-2009 10:39 AM
nicolas-eric With the same tire size they would have about 9-10" more ground clearance than my D3/D44 combo.

The portals have a 2:1 reduction. And the have diffs something between 3:1 and 4:1.

They flex more than another friends TJ with a 5.5" RE longarm suspension.

Over here you find these axles very often in junkyards.
10-26-2009 10:28 AM
Geoff@Bestop I thought the offset clearance gain from the portal would be more significant. Looks like it's just a couple of inches.

Does the portal reduce the gearing still further, or are they straight-across ratio gears?

The springs look really far in-board, and they look really short. How far can this flex?

Not complaining - I like Unimogs a lot. They're just super expensive over here.
10-26-2009 10:00 AM
nicolas-eric No only the front axle is steeable. But there are some people that install two Unimog front Axles on a Jeep.

These axles have gears around 6:1-8:1 and air lockers.

The Unimogs have stock tractor tires that are 44-48" high. I never heard of a boken axle. They ar eway stronger than all Dana axles that are available.
And compared to a D60 they have 7-8" more ground clearance.
10-26-2009 08:42 AM
jgano23 that is a wicked set of axles. are they 4 wheel steer?
10-25-2009 10:27 PM
jdhallissey WOW. Yea send me 2 pairs then and we call it even
10-25-2009 10:22 PM
nicolas-eric Aou find them here in neary every junkyard for 600-800$ a pair.
10-25-2009 10:19 PM
jdhallissey Those are cool. I want a set. Trade ya my d-44's for a set.
10-25-2009 09:56 PM
Unimog Portal Axles


I just wanted to show some pics of my friends Unimog portal axle conversions. That are the same axles that I bought some weeks ago.


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