Are gun drilled axles stronger?

Are gun drilled axles stronger?

Gun drilled axles are stronger because more area can be heat treated. Added benefit of lighter rotating assembly too.

Are gun drilled axles worth it?

Gun drilled axles are worth it if its a race car. The material removed, not only removes weight but drops the hoop stress when the axle twists. Size hole is up to you, some quick calculations can show you a drop in rotating mass compared to the strength change.

Why gun drilled axles?

Gun drilling, also referred to as rifle-drilled, is the process of removing weight from the center of the axle shaft by drilling it out. This can reduce the weight of an axle by as much as 17-26 percent. Anytime you cut weight in the axles, you will see an increase in speed.

How are axles made?

Steel axles are forged and heat treated via induction coils. By swiftly drawing the material through the electromagnetic coil, the heating and cooling of the material can be carefully controlled. In this way, engineers produce axle shafts featuring: Hard, solid surfaces.

How much does a axle cost?

The cost to repair an axle runs between about $500 and $600 dollars before taxes and fees. Costs vary depending the type of vehicle, brand, make, and model. Labor costs vary from between about $50 dollars and $140 depending on how long the job takes for a model of vehicle.

What kind of steel are axles made of?

Axles are typically made from SAE grade 41xx steel or SAE grade 10xx steel. SAE grade 41xx steel is commonly known as “chrome-molybdenum steel” (or “chrome-moly”) while SAE grade 10xx steel is known as “carbon steel”.

How long do axles last?

These joints can generally last up to 100,000 miles. However, because CV axles are constantly rotating and flexing to accommodate the condition of the road, they can wear out and fail, resulting in a costly CV joint repair.

What is the strongest axle material?

As the horsepower of the vehicle increases and subsequent wheel torque is generated, stronger materials like SAE 1550 or 4340, or even a more exotic 300M, are needed for extreme-duty axle shafts. The SAE 4300 series material is referred to as a high-strength low-alloy material.

What steel is best for axles?

Axleshafts typically use medium-carbon steel. Carbon increases strength but makes the steel less ductile or flexible. Aftermarket alloy shafts often have a higher carbon content than OE shafts and also introduce other metals such as chromium, molybdenum, and nickel into the mix.

Can you drive a car with one CV axle?

If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe. If you notice a bumping, clicking or grinding noise when going into turns, your axle isn’t broken yet, but it’s only a matter of time. When your axle fails, it’s possible that you’ll lose control of the car, possibly causing an accident or crashing.

What is a 40-spline gun-drilled axle?

Strange Pro Race 40-Spline gun-drilled axles are ten-percent lighter and 54-percent stronger than 35-spline solid axles. Gun-drilling is a process of removing the core of the axle shaft and leaving a .875-inch hole. Five 1-inch diameter holes are drilled in the axle flange to further reduce rolling mass.

What is the bearing surface OD of the 40 spline axles?

When we developed our 40 spline axles, the bearing surface OD was made to a giant 1.7735”. By using a special stainless steel ring, we were able to accomplish three important goals.

What are strange pro race axles made of?

Strange Pro Race Axles are made from a steel alloy that was originally intended for use in military aircraft landing gear. Hy-Tuf is in a class of ultra-strength alloys configured with a low concentration of carbon and high degrees of manganese, nickel, and molybdenum steel.

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