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flange swap or leave it
« on: May 01, 2020, 12:22:46 PM »
pretty much done with my trail truck, but ive got a small annoyance.  I had tom woods make me a front drive shaft and it fits pattern wise but they drilled to holes at fit the newer larger M10 bolts.  I have not swapped my flanges over and I didn't really plan on it.  the front bolts are tight and but I still am mildly worried that I could mess up the flange by having bolts that are too small for the drive shaft flange (M8).  please keep in mind that my build is a budget build so im keeping expenses to a minimum.  is it worth the money to swap the diff and front tcase output over to an M10 bolt flange? heres my junk.





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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 05:21:27 AM »
Have you thought about drilling your existing flange?
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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 04:50:55 PM »
Or if the holes line up, put a bushing in the M10 holes to reduce to M8...………..
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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 06:34:40 AM »
I just drilled mine for the larger bolts.
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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 03:37:17 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  Sometimes the cheapest option is the best.  I think I’ll take the old Milwaukee to the flames and drill them out to M10. 
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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:51:30 PM »
By drilling it out did you feel and balance issues?

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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2020, 05:18:27 AM »
Not at all, but I have bias ply SXs
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Re: flange swap or leave it
« Reply #7 on: Jun 29, 2020, 11:04:42 AM »
I've never heard of anyone having balance issues after drilling a flange. The bolts/holes are not what center the driveline on the flange.
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