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    14Bolt Shaving, Ring Gear Shave

    I'm only going to be running 38.5"s on my 14bolt and don't want to be dragging a rock ancor down the trail. So inspired by some Pirate Posts here is my simple Lathe-Free way of turning down my Ring Gear. I had someone say they could turn it for my using Ceramic Inserts, but I didn't want to pay for all his broken cutters due to the interruped cut.


    Made a bracket using an exhuast clamp and scrap steel to hold the grinder. Bungee cord holds the grinder tight to the gear.

    Used my strong drill to turn the carrier at a consistant rate.

    Braced it to my axle stand.


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    So I start the drill then plug in the grinder and let it do it's thing.
    Worked great. 10min I got the gear turned down quite a bit. To the point were I need to pull it out to measure the diameter. Not to sure how much I'm taking off yet, but at least .25" for a real extreme shave.
    Last edited by JKMotorsports; 11-01-2009 at 10:48 PM.
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    Cheapest Lathe Ever!!!! Next I'll slide in an axle shaft and start turning out my own tube inserts!!!

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    your nutz

    way overboard but thats what i like to see

    keep up the intersting work josh

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    Overboard? I think not. This way I can get more clearance out of a 14bolt then a D60 front, which when I get one, I'll shave too (just the housing, not the gear like this.)

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    overboard in the sence that you could have built a axle to withstand 38s in a much smaller package.

    i like the path you took its way cool tho.

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    Ya, but I had these tires on a decent set of D44's and feared ever hopping it on the rocks. I have decided that peice of mind is worth overboard with a low gearing, low tire pressure and decent 350ci torque.
    This way I can bounce, drag, and slam over things without the little voice in my head ring "Snap. Snap. Snap." And if I do Snap, OEM parts to replace, not Cromoly Aftermarket stuff and smaller weaker ring and pinions.

    And I got this axle in good condition for next to nothing.
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    sweet idea!! what are your plans for a dif cover and will you end up with an 11 bolt?
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    Not too sure yet. Probably will start with a www.DIY4x.com cover kit and go from there, they are only 36.00 and I'll make the rest.

    And ya it will be an 11+1 or 2 bolt as I'll add some back in to prevent leaking and pealing the bottom off.

    Edit, probably get TMR to do something. I missed an e-mail from Tim that said he can do an "Unfinished" cover for me. Rather support local and Tim has been great to me in the past.
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    Great work.... I like the way you set up the grinder to shave the ring gear.

    out of curiosity did you spin the ring gear with or against the grinders rotation?

    How much do you think you will be able to shave from the pumpkin?
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    Don't recall which way I spun it.

    Hoping for 2" overall I think.

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    ^ 2 " is lots... great. I can't wait to see more pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKMotorsports View Post
    Overboard? I think not.
    I agree....the way your rig is equipped, you are beyond D44 territory if you intend to use your vessel for what it was designed for.

    Quote Originally Posted by JKMotorsports View Post
    This way I can get more clearance out of a 14bolt then a D60 front, which when I get one, I'll shave too (just the housing, not the gear like this.)
    That is wishful thinking! There is no way you are getting more clearance from a shaved 14B over a shaved D60. You can lose up to 1 1/4" off of a 60 without touching the ring gear....at which point this gives you about 3/8" more clearance than a D44. At that point, you would have to lose more than 2" off of a 14B to come close. A 14B is that much bigger than a 60.
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    I forgot to add:

    You definitely win the Macgyver of the month award for your home brewed ring gear lathe.

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    No, more clearance then a Unshaved D60. My wording was confusing. Sorry.

    And is there a trophey for that. I was an underacheiver in grade school and never won anything.

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    I'm not sure if there "should" be a trophy for this on this BB. I'm not sure the Macgyvering needs any more encouragement here!

    How about a:



    It's all I got!

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    wouldnt a well built 9 have more clearence and also be easyer to shave?

    i know it would cost more.

    just trying to fill your thread with more q and a im curious as im building a 9 to run on 37s

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud bros.1 View Post
    wouldnt a well built 9 have more clearence and also be easyer to shave?

    i know it would cost more.

    just trying to fill your thread with more q and a im curious as im building a 9 to run on 37s
    You are comparing apples to oranges again. A 9 can be made to be very strong....with a fat enough bank roll. 14 bolts are all about big strength on a low budget - 9 is not in this category. Dollar for dollar, you can get much more strength from a D60 than a 9 if you just can't get past the size of a 14B. One thing you have to always remember is the basic weakness of the 9 that you cannot get around with any amount of money is the carrier strength - it is just way too small to stand up to a lot of abuse....even a D44 carrier is notably bigger. A spool is the only way to solve this problem in a 9 if you can tolerate it for your application.

    You/we are splitting hairs for clearance here.....niether has a huge advantage when shaved to the max.

    With this line of thinking, why not just skip all this BS and just get a Super 14? All of the 9's short comings are removed in one shot with a way beefy axle that is nearly as light.

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    Well I'm an oatmeal raison type guy, but I'll take an E-Cookie anyday.

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    love this. i will be watching this build. awesome ingenuity.
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    JK! that was pretty clever! very cool idea.
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