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carrying birfs on the trail

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 2badfjs, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. 2badfjs

    2badfjs

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    when you all carry spare birfs, are carrying the whole axle or just the bells.
    complete would be easier to change,but as far as space is concerned.

    comments...... ;)
     
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    Carry a single outer and a se of inner shafts. It is much easier to store birfs and shafts seperate..
     
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    I carry one set of stocks befora I make the upgrade to Newfield fron set .. right now carry 2 sets of bierf and inner axles .. but is not for me .. ( I hope !!! ) I never think in do this change in the trail ..
     
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    i have a few if anyone is interested. "birfs still with inners". sorry to hack 2badfjs...

    but i carry them still togther. you wont think pain in the ass, till you have to get yur old brifs off the shafts on the trail. i bet keeping them together would save hella time.
     
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    I keep one bell and two inners, all greased, wrapped in plastic, inside the rear cargo sections in the back of the truck.
     
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    I carry two. Complete units IN greese wrapped in saran wrap.
     
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    ypu don't carry 2 Birf . ? I thought is much easy broke Birf than inner axle ..
     
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    For the kind of wheeling I do, and lacking a front locker, I never needed to carry two. In fact, I've only ever broken one birfield, on Golden Spike in Moab (cracked, not grenaded).

    I guess now that I have a front locker I might carry two, but I also upgraded to the *bling* 30-spline Longfields with the cro-mo inners, I don't anticipate much breakage, especially since I don't plan on doing anything insane with this truck (gotta drive back).
     
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    sorry to hijack....

    How heavy is the birf bell?

    One of mine sounds cracked (click click click in 4 while turning) and the local price appears to be about $200 !! So I'm thinking of bringing one back from the states if that makes sense. But it seems a greasy and heavy thing to haul...
     
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    Maybe 4-5 pounds. Not really that heavy. :confused:

    The click click probably just means they need lube.
     
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    I carry them seperated. But it is much easier to drop the whole shaft in as cleaning things up might take a while.

    Don't forget to pack at least a few extra axle seals.
     
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    Great! I'll have to pull them apart and check that out.... the truck they are on isn't going anywhere this month anyway.