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Old 10-04-2010, 03:48 PM
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Question Axle manufacturers weight rating?

if anyone can point me to documentation that specifies American Axle & Manufacturing weight rating for the rear axle in my truck I will appreciate it.

Not the Dodge rating - the axle manufacturers rating.

A link would be very helpful.

The axle tube diameter is 3-1/2"

Pictures follow.

Axle manufacturers tag on right axle half.

Fourteen bolt cover.

Logo in center of rear cover.

Numbers cast with horizontal strengthening flange on right side - goes between side middle main housing and drive-shaft snout.

More numbers just to the right of the numbers shown in image above.

I sure would appreciate some help on this. I can't find it anywhere. I'm in the market for a truck camper. I've put air bags on - It's an HD model so as I understand things I have the 3500 springs. I'm going to get Rickson Wheels and truck rated tires. The last thing remaining is to make sure whatever camper I purchase doesn't exceed the axle manufacturers true axle rating.

Thanks in advance, Wes

2005 Dodge Quad Cab Heavy Duty 4X4 5.7L Hemi.
Air Lift Remotely Controlled Air Bags.
Hellwig Rear Anti Sway Bar.
Viair Onboard Air System.

Last edited by WesGPS; 10-04-2010 at 04:17 PM. Reason: Clarification
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