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Full Floating vs Semi Floating

Full Floating vs Semi Floating

Full Floating vs Semi Floating

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I am still new to the concept of rear axles and would like to know how to identify a full floating vs a semi floating axle.I have read about them on wikipedia but am confused about the functionalities.

RE: Full Floating vs Semi Floating

After a cursory search: If the bearing at the end of the axle tube locates onto the halfshaft it is a semi floating design, whereas if the wheel bearing transmits the static loads directly to the axle tube and the halfshaft only reacts torques it is a fully floating axle.

Basically if you can pull the halfshaft out and the wheels don't fall off it is a fully floating axle.



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RE: Full Floating vs Semi Floating

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Thanks guys...I got my hand on a couple of those and visually saw it.

RE: Full Floating vs Semi Floating

Not to mention the great fun in removing the axle shafts from a friend's full floating rear end and reinstalling the hub caps some late night. Not that I would know anything about that

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