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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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AAM 800 axle specs

Specs on our axle is as follows:

AAM 800 PowerLite Aluminum Housing

PowerDense Ring Gear Diameter: 205mm / 8.071 in.

Axle design Salisbury and Independent

GAW rating: 1450kg / 3197 lbs.

Axle Torque Capacity: 4750Nm / 3508 lb. ft.

Gear Range Ratio: 3.08 - 4.56

Differential Options: Trac-Right Series

http://www.aam.com/technology/tech_prod ... raxle.html

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so does anyone make a locker or posi....aftermarket...i dont want to pay 1300 to the dealership for a factory one...

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so does anyone make a locker or posi....aftermarket...i dont want to pay 1300 to the dealership for a factory one...
Not at this time. I talked to a tech at randy's ring and pinion when i ordered my gears, and he told me that they only available unit was the factory gov-loc. He said he could get me one for about $550 plus the install kit which i think was about 80 bucks. I just said no thank you because im not paying $550 for a crappy gov-loc, i'd rather wait until Detroit or some other company makes a lunchbox locker for about $200. With the 32's im running on my truck i don't think i'll have a problem with them snapping splines off. Lunchbox lockers have a bad reputation for that on 10 bolt fullsize trucks....but i think alot of that is just guys running too big of a tire on 1/2 ton drivetrain and wheeling hard.

Gov-locs are fine if all you do is stay on pavement and you want better dry traction, but if your into offroading they really stink. Most of the time you have to hold your foot slightly on the brake when you have one tire in the air because there isn't enough resistance to get the posi to engage. I had the same problem in my Silverado whenever i would have one tire off the ground.

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what about horsepower and tq ratings? i read through that site briefly and they didnt mention anything about it? im looking more towards on road high performance vs. off road traction.

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what about horsepower and tq ratings? i read through that site briefly and they didnt mention anything about it? im looking more towards on road high performance vs. off road traction.
Axle Torque Capacity: 4750Nm / 3508 lb. ft.

Use a torque multiplication equation to figure out the maximum engine torque. Most of the time, axle torque ratings are pretty conservative because they normally use a double multiplication. Basically, they rate the axle at what torque one axle shaft could withstand before breakage.

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This is what I was looking for!

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By the way - ours is a locking differential not a posi-traction device. And I've had no problems with it offroad except when I have the open front differential unloaded ( aka tire in the air ).

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nothing better then a tight posi ! I ONLY HAVE A LOOSE LOCKER, it takes alot of wheel spin to make it lock
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Really? I can cause it to lock by launching. Maybe you need more power?

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Is this axle stronger than the GM 10 bolt? 7.65"

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do we have 28 spline axles?

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

Ok i want to get a g80 can some one fill in the info on Spline and rear size/model please.
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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

^^^^ Uh..... The size and model are at the top of the phacking thread.....

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

phacking??? lol.

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

Bloody word censors.

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

I'm surprised that no one has built a conversion kit for a Dana 44 or ford 8.8 into a Colorado!

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

the late 90s explorers were 31 spline and disc braked... lot of aftermarket crap available for 8.8s as well... detroit, yukon, randy's and superior all make parts. the only draw back to the 8.8 is that it is a c-clip axle, but i THINK there is a semi floater conversion kit.

is our speedo run out of the rear diff the same as ford?? with the little magnetic VSS doodad??

i am BRAND NEW to Colorado tech... but from the axle swaps i have done in the past, i cannot imagine that stuffing an 8.8 would be that difficult. not sure about WMS-WMS differences, but you would have to drop a pretty penny for 8.8 shafts drilled out to match the collie bolt pattern.

food for thought.

i managed to get a fw HP d44 under my 2000 ranger... and i'm not dead (yet.)

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

The speedo is run off of the transmission.

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Re: AAM 800 axle specs

well thats one less complication then, if someone were to do the swap. i know for fact that for the cfans in dallas, an 8.8 complete from disc to disc can be picked up for $30. i've done it several times.

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