How to secure DFW axle?

Secrets, tips, tools, design considerations, materials, the "science" behind it all, and other topics related to building the cars and semi-trucks.
User avatar
Stan Pope
Pine Head Legend
Pine Head Legend
Posts: 6888
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2003 7:01 pm
Location: Morton, Illinois
Contact:

Re: How to secure DFW axle?

Post by Stan Pope » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:27 am

Speedster wrote:We must use slots. We are not allowed to cut a slot in the axle head so I am forced to leave just enough room to grip the DFW with the special pliers.
See if you can find another way to twist those axles whose necessarily pristine heads are way down in the wheel hub!


Stan
"If it's not for the boys, it's for the birds!"

User avatar
Vitamin K
Pine Head Legend
Pine Head Legend
Posts: 1101
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:26 pm
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Contact:

Re: How to secure DFW axle?

Post by Vitamin K » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:30 am

Laserman wrote:I have heard that one way to combat the steer from changing during a rough stop section etc. is to drill the DFW axle hole approximating the steer.
We don't drill with toe-in, but we do drill cant on our DFW hole. That means that the DFW axles needs far less bend than would otherwise. This, IMO, gives less of an "arm" that could potentially be affected by bad handling or track conditions.



Post Reply