Vladislav Posted September 19, 2016 Share Posted September 19, 2016 Recently I bought some chassis stuff off an R-model that was scrapped. Or maybe it was RD-600, I don't know. All I know is the hood was classic R, not a late one. There was a complete front axle off it. I would like to use it for my R688ST. Going to take it apart, clean, blast, paint, reassemble and put on my truck some day. Although I found some differences relating to what I have. The springs with the hangers and the axle beam look similar. The hubs with drums is another story. My hubs are aluminium and the outer races of the bearings could be spinned in their beds. Not sure it's nice. The axle I purchased have iron hubs with different style drums. Too probably different knuckles and spindels with bearings. One more thing that took my attention is the different steering arms in the knuckles you put tie-rod ends in. The axle I bought have them fatter. I suppose I can use the axle all together and it will fit and work fine but some questions bother me. From seeing steel hubs and wider drums I assume the axle is heavier. Doesn't it meant the springs are heavier also? I don't want to get the ride harder. The truck is a hobby one. Aren't those different tie-rod ends arms applied due to the different track? And the same about the hubs? I'd like to avoid possible track geometry adventures. There are figures cast and stamped on the axle beams. Does any front axle chat exists or another way to identify who the beast is who? All thoughts on the matter are very appreciated. Thanks, Vlad Quote Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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