Axle Weights....

rz79

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
3,586
Reaction score
12
I have a 2008 bullitt wit the standard 8.8 axle. I just put on steeda lower controls and was curious if i could remove the large lumps of rusty iron ford bolts to the tubes to help stop the wheel hop. I figured since i dont make huge h/p and have some very good lowers i could lose that estimated 16 lbs of wasted weight. Any thoughts? thanks.
 

Aron

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 1, 2005
Messages
14,002
Reaction score
21
If the rears are designed like GM does, I believe those are for harmonics. You may get a lot of drivetrain noise if you remove them.
 
OP
rz79

rz79

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
3,586
Reaction score
12
hmmm.... I see. so maybe just leave them. Thanks man
 

Aron

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 1, 2005
Messages
14,002
Reaction score
21
Don't hold me to that info, but I'm almost sure
 

skyhighsd

auto mofo
Joined
Mar 25, 2007
Messages
11,560
Reaction score
0
Aron is right they are for harmonics, if you ask me pull them off and its easy enough one bolt each see if you notice anything. Mine have been off for over a year.
 

TCG Member 5219

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
12,450
Reaction score
9
Aron is right they are for harmonics, if you ask me pull them off and its easy enough one bolt each see if you notice anything. Mine have been off for over a year.
Yep. I was going to remove mine too, but I have been lazy. They are pretty heavy pieces from what I hear too. I say do it, and if you hear gear whine and it bothers you, then put them back on.
 

TCG Member 5219

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
12,450
Reaction score
9
I just took mine off this weekend. I had to use the impact gun to get them off. But I can tell no difference. But they were heavy as shit though.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top Bottom