Advantages of D2 axle over D1/RRC/Defender?
I just bought a D2, and having never owned anything but D1's and a RRC, I've been researching upgrades. I came across a discussion on Devon 4x4 in the UK regarding the advantages of the D2 front axle design over the earlier LR axles. The consensus there is that a D2 front axle with Ashcroft CV's and shafts is actually a stronger unit than a built D1/RRC/Defender axle, because with the rubber boots, the CV can be made bigger and stronger than the swivel ball design which limits maximum CV size.
Also, apparently D2's in the UK have four-pinion diffs like the P38 from the factory. Do D2's here have four-pinions as well?
Other advantages of the D2 design were mentioned as well, such as wider track, longer shaft length, possibility to upgrade to larger R&P's, etc. I guess a lot of Defender competition trucks there swap to D2 axles for these reasons.
What do you guys think about this?
Last edited by oryxexpeditions; 08-17-2012 at 03:15 PM.
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