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  Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary An-Az
Internal gear hubs use the axle as a fulcrum for the gearing.
There is some controversy as to whether "axle" or "spindle" should be used in particular contexts.
The distinction is based on whether the axle/spindle is stationary, as that in a hub, or rotates, as that in a bottom bracket.
www.sheldonbrown.com /gloss_an-z.html   (1439 words)

  Axle Assembly - Partstrain.com
A combination of an axle shaft, one or two constant velocity joints or maybe a U-joint, the axle assembly is designed to pass on rotational force coming from the transmission to the wheels of the vehicle.
Axles are significant structural components of a wheeled vehicle.
Axles also carry the acceleration forces between the ground and the vehicle.
www.partstrain.com /ShopByDepartment/Axle_Assembly   (467 words)

  Project Tacoma: Ultimate Toyota Axle, Part 2 - Toyota at Off-Road.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each axle is rotated by hand, moving up and down the length of the shaft to measure the run-out and make any necessary adjustments.
Different dies are used according to the pressure angle of the splines and diametric pitch (the number of splines relative to the axle diameter).
Axle dimensions are then checked against the build-sheet again to ensure all the parts are 100% accurate.
www.off-road.com /toyota/projects/tacoma/ultimate_axle_pt2/index.html   (1142 words)

  Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The length of the Torflex torsion arm as measured from the axis of the axle tube to the axis of the spindle.
Axles are typically built with a pre-determined bend in the tube that compensates for the expected deflection under load.
The distance from the hub face or load line to the spring center (for Leaf Spring axles) or bracket edge (for Torflex axles.) That distance is used to calculate the beam strength of the axle.
www.dexteraxle.com /glossary   (1355 words)

  Axle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some cases the axle may be fixed in position with a bearing or bushing sitting inside the hole in the wheel or gear to allow the wheel or gear to rotate around the axle.
Straight axles are used on trains, for the rear axles of commercial trucks, and on heavy duty off-road vehicles.
The drive axle is a split axle with a differential and universal joints between the two half axles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Axle   (826 words)

 Live axle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A live axle is a type of beam axle suspension system that uses the driveshafts that transmit power to the wheels to connect the wheels laterally so that they move together as a unit.
A live axle consists of a central differential mated to tubes containing the driveshafts that connect the differential to the driven wheels.
Because the axle assembly is a fairly simple and rigid arrangement, it can easily be made stronger and more robust, which is an advantage for vehicles with substantial power or that are intended for rugged and/or off-road usage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Live_axle   (342 words)

 Visteon Corporation: Axle
An axle is a mechanical and sometimes structural solid beam device, which transmits torque from the engine/transmission/driveshaft to the wheels.
Axles change the torsional direction 90 degrees from longitudinal to transverse.
Visteon's Axle offering is a result of years of experience in driveline and vehicle expertise.
www.visteon.com /products/automotive/axle.shtml   (109 words)

 Ford 8.8 Axle Swap
The axle came with a limited slip locker and 3.73 gears in it.
I was fortunate to be putting this axle in a jeep with a long arm lift, which means I had some flexibility in terms of where my axle brackets went.
Getting the Ford 8.8 axle centered under the car took a few tries and then re adjustments had to be made on the lower and upper control arms.
www.macamar.com /sitefiles/ford-88-axle-swap/AxleSwap.htm   (2169 words)

 Axle Networks  |  Public Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word axle is representational of a circular network, founded and centered on one idea, one vision.
The axle that holds our company together is the belief in the power of the internet as a revolutionary tool for both businesses and consumers.
Axle Networks' media distribution channels provide advertisers with a means to build brand awareness and innovative ways to gather new customers.
www.axlenetworks.com /corporate-presskit.php   (242 words)

 Axle Caps
Wreckmaster and ArvinMeritor instructors are now using our axle covers during their training classes as the best way to cover hubs during towing.
Our tough, High Density Polyethylene axle covers do not need a gasket or sealant and are equipped with an access hole for adding hub oil before towing, so the hub bearings will always have an oil supply during the tow.
For years, the standard procedure for towing has been to place a piece of cardboard over the hub studs to help retain the oil, but this method is less than effective.
www.axlecap.net /page/page/1558127.htm   (427 words)

 Axle on sealed hub
You may need to tap on one end of the axle with a hammer to get it to pop, but the axle is machined with races for the bearings to sit directly on.
When you tap on the axle (after all nuts are removed from the outside) the race that the bearing sits on will push that bearing right out of the hub with no problem.
If you are worried about your axle, then put a wooden board between the hammer and the axle to protect the surface of the axle from impact.
www.bikeforums.net /archive/index.php/t-58246   (565 words)

 4X4REVIEW.COM: Dutchman Alloy Axles
Most stock OEM axles are made from 1039 material have a.150" case depth and a Rockwell "C" scale of 52-54.
Dutchman alloy axles are made from 1541H material, 1 piece forged, have a case depth of.300 to.350 and a hardness of 57-60 Rockwell "C" scale.
Dutchman axles are also splined after they are heat-treated thereby eliminating the possibility of the axle becoming warped or bowed.
www.4x4review.com /products/drive_train/dmsaxles.asp   (487 words)

 Recall #861 Front Axle Assembly
Dealers should determine which axle assembly is required for each vehicle at the time the appointment is scheduled to assure that the correct parts are available when the customer arrives.
Place the new front axle assembly on the hydraulic jack and install the front coil springs onto the axle brackets.
Raise the axle into position with the hydraulic jack while aligning the coil springs onto the coil spring pads.
dodgeram.info /tsb/recalls/861.htm   (1923 words)

 TWNA - Glossary - Trucking Terms
Assembly of two axles and suspension that is attached to the chassis in one place, and cannot be moved fore and aft.
The lift axle is mounted to an air spring suspension that raises the axle when it is not required.
Mechanism that allows a tandem axle suspension to be moved back and forth at the rear of a semitrailer, for the purpose of adjusting the distribution of weight between the axles and fifth wheel.
www.twna.org /trucking_terms.htm   (2808 words)

 Toyota Rear-Axle Upgrade - Four Wheeler Magazine
The axle shafts were lengthened 1.5 inches per side, but the third members are completely interchangeable between the early and later years, through 1995 when Toyota changed the axle for the Tacoma.
Many rockcrawlers with early-model narrow-track axles have opted to swap in the later wide-track axles to widen tire stance and prevent the inside face of the rear tires from rubbing on the frame rails under extreme articulation.
Swapping to the newer axle is a bolt-on affair.
www.fourwheeler.com /techarticles/129_0012_toyota_rear_axle_upgrade   (821 words)

 5020 Narrow Series Tractors : Axle : John Deere   (Site not responding. Last check: )
7 degrees of axle oscillation to follow uneven terrain.
Axle width adjustable in 100 mm (4-in.) increments
Steering cylinder is bolted directly to rear of front axle for additional protection.
www.deere.com /en_AU/equipment/ag/tractors/5020_narrow/axle.html   (94 words)

 Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Torflex Axles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It attaches directly to the trailer frame using brackets which are an integral part of the axle assembly.
The Torflex axle provides improved suspension characteristics relative to leaf spring axles through the unique arrangement of a steel torsion bar surrounded by four natural rubber cords encased in the main structural member of the axle beam.
Except for periodic inspection of the fasteners used to attach the Torflex axle to the vehicle frame, no other suspension maintenance is required on Torflex axles.
www.dexteraxle.com /torflex_axles   (254 words)

 Axle Removal
The axle nuts are torqued to approximately 180 lb-ft. It is tempting to use ½" drive tools, and they might work, but, during my axle replacement, I split a ½" drive socket and others have broken ½" drive breaker bars.
On the early models, (’90 to 3/95) unbolt the four bolts holding the axle to the stub shafts on the differential.
Next, set the parking brakes and tighten the axle nuts until the hub begins to rotate –; you want to get the nut tight but the torque value is so high you must finish the job after the car is on the ground.
www.miata.net /garage/axle.html   (1020 words)

 Solid-Axle Suspension - History & Technical Specs - Rod and Custom Magazine
Notice the stock axle, buggy spring, and wishbone-style radius rod with a ball at the rear that pivots in a cup attached to the transmission mount.
This worked great with the dropped I-beam axles that were available at the time, because the radius rods allowed the axle to move up and down and the flexibility of the I-beam allowed the axle to twist slightly when necessary to accommodate strange torsion loads going up driveways or over speed bumps.
With a dropped axle, split wishbones, and a stock or F-100 steering box in place, the rod that runs from the pitman arm to the spindle (called a drag link) was forced to operate at an unusual angle due to the geometry change.
www.rodandcustommagazine.com /techarticles/135_0312_solid_axle_front_suspension_details   (3255 words)

 Fuel Economy and Rear Axle Alignment
To understand that correct rear axle alignment is a factor in achieving optimum fuel economy.
Rear axle alignment was achieved by the very nature of the design and mount of the axle.
Camber and toe are the rear axle adjustments.
www.leeric.lsu.edu /bgbb/7/ecep/auto/e/e.htm   (960 words)

 Trailer Axle Technical Information
For multiple axle trailers divide the GVW by the number of axles to determine the minimum load capacity of each axle.
measure your axle track length by determining the distance between the center of one tire to the center of the other tire.
Axles are cambered or 'road set' so there is a bow until weight is put on the axle.
www.easternmarine.com /em_store/tech_info/axles_tech_info.html   (260 words)

 COOL CATS: General Info: Rear Axle Information
The second is the axle tag, attached to the lower lefthand bolt on the rear axle itself.
Of importance to this axle is the standard larger 10" rear drum brakes.
It is possible to convert this axle to drum brakes using 7.5" axle shafts, drums and hardware.
www.coolcats.net /tech/general/axleinfo.html   (1061 words)

 Axle Test Rig
Axle test rigs are used to test either the front or the rear suspension and mounting system of a vehicle.
This axle test rig allows forces to be applied, simulating in the laboratory the loads acting on the components of an axle while the vehicle is being driven over rough roads.
The fixturing used for an axle test rig can also be supplied to apply loads to a single spindle of a vehicle.
www.instron.com /ist/products/axle.asp   (444 words)

 Solid Axle Swap - Raised and Lifted Dodge Dakota
You don't have to although depending on what axle you use the lug pattern and possibly gear ratios won't be the same.
The width on the new axle may be wider than the your rear axle.
Or just slap the matching rear axle from the donar vehicle under your truck so that it will be wider.
www.dodgedakotas.com /boards/raise/1070.html   (487 words)

 Setting the Hub Carrier axle bearings
Assemble the stub and inner axle together, replacing the universal joints with genuine Spicer units (5-160X).
Assemble the spacer onto the stub axle, install the axle assembly into the hub, lining up the cotter pin holes in each.
When the axle shaft has been fitted and nut tightened (140 lb.ft.), check the end float with a dial indicator.
www.erareplicas.com /427man/jagrear/rhub_axle.htm   (505 words)

 Axle Networks  |  Corporate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Axle Networks believes in the power of online advertising as a legitimate tool to create value and brand awareness for businesses.
Axle Networks believes in accountability integrity and honesty, the foundations of successful business practice.
Axle Networks believes in delivering premium content and in creating services that help customers make the Web more useful in their everyday life.
www.axlenetworks.com /corporate.php   (190 words)

 Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - HOME
Information is for the sole use of Dexter and will not be sold or released to any third parties.
Dexter Axle has been the leader in trailer running gear for over 40 years.
If you're looking for trailer axles, trailer brakes, suspensions, and related components, you've come to the right place.
www.dexteraxle.com   (254 words)

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