Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 08:00 PM
mpalamaras mpalamaras is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 6
mpalamaras is starting off with a positive reputation.
Full floating axles

What is a full floating axle and what are the advantages?

Is full float the same as free floating, where you can lock in the axle or let it float?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 08:32 PM
MustangGT221's Avatar
MustangGT221 MustangGT221 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Topsfield, MA
Posts: 14,944
MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.
Full floating axles

A Full floating axle is one that does not support any weight from the truck by the axle shafts. Extra bearings and such keep the weight off the axle shaft. These are much stronger than their opposite, semi-float. Semi floaters have a portion of the vehicles weight on the axle shafts as well as the axle tubes/housing.
__________________
Justin
95' F-150 XLT 4x4, 393ci stroker, 5 spd, 6" lift/35s
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2003, 07:49 AM
rebocardo rebocardo is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 13,873
rebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud ofrebocardo has much to be proud of
Full floating axles

> full floating axle and what are the advantages?

Higher load limit, usually much stronger, and you will not lose your whole wheel if an axle shaft or C-clip breaks. If you are lucky, you can even drive it out with 3 wheel drive if you have a locker.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2003, 10:48 AM
rogue69 rogue69 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 156
rogue69 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Full floating axles

What is a 79 9 inch axel and a 78 dana 60 ? Full or semi?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2003, 11:45 PM
deere81 deere81 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Southern IL
Posts: 476
deere81 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Full floating axles

The 9 in. rearend is a semi floating and the dana 60 is a full floating rearend.
__________________
'09 2500 SLT, 6.7, 68RFE 4x4
'05 F-250 XLT, 6.0, ZF6, FX4
'95 F-250 XLT 351 E4OD 4x4
'93 F-350 XL 460 E4OD 4x4
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2003, 06:50 PM
bearfoot_25 bearfoot_25 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Midlothian, Tx
Posts: 154
bearfoot_25 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Full floating axles

not all dana 60s are full floating, esp on fords!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2003, 05:38 PM
idunno idunno is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ozarks
Posts: 17
idunno is starting off with a positive reputation.
Full floating axles

What type axle is the Dana 80?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 05:38 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case

Tags
1968, 2002, 9, axcels, axle, axles, f150, f250, f350, floater, floatimg, floating, ford, free, full, inch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup