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Old 03-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tandem axle pickup conversions?

Does anyone know of any companies or places to buy components to complete a tandem axle conversion for a pickup? Could be a non powered or powered axle. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was wondering if you ever found a kit, i don't offer a kit but i can build a tandem set-up
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Since none of them seem to use a power divider (inter axle differential) we could never figure how they keep from eating tires and diff parts. (They must but no one probably drives their custom truck that much. If you custom mounted one of those old New Process 2xx full time 4wd cases somehow, you could have a power divider. Also deep reduction and lockout.

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i was wondering if you ever found a kit, i don't offer a kit but i can build a tandem set-up

Im looking to put a tandem setup on my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins. It you can provide me with some information it would be greatly appreciated. My email is jkjohnso87@hotmail.com Thanks
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Im looking to put a tandem setup on my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins. It you can provide me with some information it would be greatly appreciated. My email is jkjohnso87@hotmail.com Thanks
Wat would you charge to build a tandem axle setup?
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Since none of them seem to use a power divider (inter axle differential) we could never figure how they keep from eating tires and diff parts. (They must but no one probably drives their custom truck that much. If you custom mounted one of those old New Process 2xx full time 4wd cases somehow, you could have a power divider. Also deep reduction and lockout.

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Big trucks use to use them a lot in the 70s. They didn't eat tires or diff parts very bad. They got stuck on anything but wet pavement. It would be alot better if you could find some kinda of axle with a through shaft and power divider.
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usa 6x6 used to use a spliter and installled a corp. 14 bolt rearend with lug pattern to match rest of truck. they were finallizing a sick airbagged system to sell as kits when they went down. went to OK to check'em out. kit woulda had awesome articulation and ride. they just couldn't get their operation together. too unorganized and too many production issues. other's are dong this tho not as dedicated to it specifically. several in mags. google and see what ya find.
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If it is just a suspension issue and not necessary to be a drive axle why not just use a duplicate axle like the original and mount it behind like a twin axle trailer? ... Basically give you a spare rear end ...
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I just saw one go through Reese Michigan on Friday. Complete with modified box and everything. I was on my way home after work and did not chase him down to see it.
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I'm building one now... since mine is already a 4x4 dually, I'm simply adding a second tag axle with airbags... if I ever get stuck I can go into 4x4.

I'm stretching the frame and running semi fenders that go from the front axle all the way back covering the rear axle... just like a std tractor.

I'm going to build a headache rack and run stacks like a semi. Oh, the tag axle will have brakes and carry 1/2 the load over the rear axles.

I have a 18,000 B&W fifth wheel and gooseneck ball...

If I get good response, I'll start doing these conversions...

PS been doing all kinds of custom fab vehicles for 25 years.... www.jd3.com I also moved my front axle forward 3 inches on my 2009 dually... pics on my site.
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Ok I am in collage for classic car restoration. I want to build a street rod using a 35 ford pickup I understand that I will have to build a stronger frame is there a way to build it with driving tandem axle. When it is all said and done there will be pics to follow but till then i need to know if everthing planed is possible. Thanks anything will help

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