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Old 01-20-2021, 05:17 AM   #1
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What axle what ratio?

I have a 2002 intrigue 36'
I know the rating of the axle (20K from the sticker), but what model rear axle does it have?
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:17 AM   #2
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Are the intrigue rear axles all standard?
Were there options?
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:19 AM   #3
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The following errors occurred with your submission:
  1. The text that you have entered is too long (111235 characters). Please shorten it to 80000 characters long.
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This is ridiculous!

My post was NOT 111235 characters!



I tried to have a normal post in ONE entry...
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:22 AM   #6
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This is a Spicer listing... I don't even know what manufacturer I have.
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:56 AM   #7
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Step 1
Slide a floor jack under the rear of the vehicle and raise it until the rear wheels are off the ground. Place jack stands under the rear axle on both sides of the vehicle. Lower the jack so the weight of the rear of the vehicle is supported by the jack stands.
Step 2
Crawl under the vehicle and locate the drive shaft where it attaches to the front of the rear axle. Place a 6 to 8 inch length of masking tape longitudinally on the drive shaft where it will be easily visible from the side of the vehicle near one of the rear wheels.

Step 3
Place a piece of masking tape on the edge of one of the rear tires.
Step 4
Rotate the tire by hand one complete revolution using the piece of masking tape on the tire as a guide.
Step 5
Count the number of revolutions the drive shaft turns (using the masking tape attached to it as a guide) to one tire revolution. For instance, if the drive shaft rotates three and a quarter turns to one tire rotation, then your rear axle gear ratio is 3.25:1.
Remove the masking tape from the drive shaft and tire. Raise the rear of the vehicle with the floor jack and remove the jack stands. Lower the floor jack until the rear wheels are onground
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Just a comment on Mike's post about getting the ratio from rotating the tire to drive shaft revolutions.
If memory serves; has to be 40+ years since I did this ; the method Mike proposed , works fine with limited slip ( possi-trac ) differential , with an open diff , it's possible the drive shaft won't turn and the opposite side tire will rotate the other direction .
I will check online for confirmation of my thought .
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If you lift only one side off the ground you should get an accurate count shouldn't you?
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If you lift only one side off the ground you should get an accurate count shouldn't you?
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If one side tire is held standstill, the other side tire should turn 6 1/2 times to get the 3.25:1 ratio.
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OK Steve,
I was kind of wondering about that - thanks for the clarification.

For what its worth, the rear axle on our single axle 40' Magna is supposedly a Rockwell RC-22-145 with Ridewell RAD-227 25,000 lb capacity suspension.

Front is Kirkstall IFS84 18,000lb. with disk brakes .

My research so far for airbags:
Front: W01-358-8782 or 1T17B-5 style
Rear: W01-358-9448 or 1T15L-2 style -Not real sure on the airbags; just looking at the Ridewell build sheets.
And this is why I'm waiting until I remove the old ones to source the new ones!

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OK Steve,
I was kind of wondering about that - thanks for the clarification.

For what its worth, the rear axle on our single axle 40' Magna is supposedly a Rockwell RC-22-145 with Ridewell RAD-227 25,000 lb capacity suspension.

Front is Kirkstall IFS84 18,000lb. with disk brakes .

My research so far for airbags:
Front: W01-358-8782 or 1T17B-5 style
Rear: W01-358-9448 or 1T15L-2 style -Not real sure on the airbags; just looking at the Ridewell build sheets.
And this is why I'm waiting until I remove the old ones to source the new ones!

Fred
Awesome, Fred! Both your front and rear suspensions are much beefier than Intrigue's, even front with disc brakes, that's a big plus!! A lot of differences although on the same year. (Our suspensions are made by Holland/Neway, front is IFS114).
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Just to throw this into the mix..IF you are stuck in the mud..(much less twice, sigh) you will see ATC light come on your dash as you are trying to go forward or backwards!

Automatic Traction Control is my best guess, ATC, so that will be "some" sort of traction / limited slipping type device!

WHEN I was stuck, (twice..sigh) I did not have the time or manpower to confirm that when it kicks in if BOTH sides were then spinning and turning. If only one side was spinning before the ATC light came on, or how it works on our rigs.

But the "jack it up" post is correct, I have done this before on Jeeps, for open diff (no locker or limited slip) you count the driveshaft etc. Obviously the issue here is lifting 20k or more of weight and it is TIGHT under there! When we changed a tire, it was all the guy could do to squeeze under it to place the jack to lift that one corner.

Just thinking out loud...sure would be nice if there was a way to "max" lift all airbags to top and then HOLD it there to make it easier to see under and place jacks etc. Only way I know is to push and HOLD the HWH UP button and the second you let go they start coming down. (DANGEROUS, would NOT trust with someone under there!!!)

As for getting unstuck, Round 1, 20k or 30k winch on tow truck. Round 2, learned a thing or two, pulled it out with pickup, but was not stuck nearly as bad.
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ATS will apply a bit of braking on the spinning wheel, forcing the torque to the non spinning wheel.

Its like anti lock but backwards.
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