We have been working on these Axle Housings for a long, long time. It was over 2 years since first drawn on a cocktail napkin before I found a bender capable of the accuracy needed to do it right! I initially designed these in October of '05 and continued to modify the basic design over the next year, asking customers opinions and testing small changes til I was happy with it.
Thats right, its nearly round! But its not......but it allows the center to be small and I see Axle Housing clearance improvements only slightly behind strength as the primary reason to use a fabricated housing. It has 14 different surfaces to make the semicircle...... We could have made it round but its substantially stronger with the bends, each one reinforcing the next and a stronger shape just dosen't exist for an Axle Housing.....
They are available in any length but the standard is 65" and you can cut it if you need shorter. They come in 1 tube diameter and thickness but you can try and convince me that 3 1/2" x 3/8" wall DOM isn't strong enough but don't try and tell me that 3" is enough. They will all be internally reinforced the same way (way strong). You will have the option of front or rear and left or right drop. When I priced these I looked long and hard at what else was available, many are advertised for less but when you get through adding the options you need to make it reasonably capable its way more. We are pretty simple here so we make them only 1 way, strong!
We are making hub/spindle combos with ultimate strength in mind. They will be available with 3 wheel pattern options and a combination of a 4140 Heat & Cryo Treated Spindle/Snout and a 7075 Aluminum Hub, you just can't get any stronger! Presently there are many companies making good Axle Flange options so we can wait and make one better as we concentrate on them. We are also adding a couple of items that are definately needed, one of them is a replacement 14 Bolt Spindle / Snout so you can replace yours if you destroy one or want to use your perfectly good 14 Bolt Hubs with a new axle. We are also working on something long needed for Toyotas but I won't say what til they're ready but you will want them!
And how they go together when its done right! Housings are NOT meant to be trued after they are built, they should come out of the jig true!