Calgary Jeep Association

Author Topic: Atomic axles  (Read 7167 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Black Betty

  • UberWheeler
  • Posts: 453
Atomic axles
« on: October 23, 2010, 10:33:47 AM »
Anyone seen these atomic axles yet???  Just watching xtreme 4x4 and they are putting a set on a jk, they look awesome!
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

Offline rangerdanger

  • Budget Lift
  • Posts: 167
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 10:54:04 AM »
They've been out for a while, cost Huge $$$$$
Lethbridge Coulee Kruzer

Offline Black Betty

  • UberWheeler
  • Posts: 453
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 11:33:50 AM »
They've been out for a while, cost Huge $$$$$

Ya, something like $14,000 for front and rear complete, but man are they a neat idea eh?
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

Offline hps4evr

  • Administrator
  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 2428
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 03:11:08 PM »
i saw CAD drawings of them online and in mags years ago but they never did get the actual things built until 1 year ago or so. they had them on a rig in KOH as well for testing. neet idea but unimog portals achieve the same thing for less moneys. even Axle Tech has bolt on portals for half the price. but, it is nice to see someone trying something different.
Broken Axle
We deal in Jeep parts and performance
General repairs, maintenance and diagnostics on all vehicles
403-237-7706
www.brokenaxle.ca
New Address
Bay 10, 3925 56th ave SE calgary
Like us on the Facebook

Offline Krakatoa

  • Budget Lift
  • Posts: 257
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 10:59:26 AM »
those things are outrageous!
Love the rigs they built and their video too...and that military discount rig is pretty awesome too. might be kinda scary to see that thing on the trails at mclean though  :P

http://www.atomicaxles.com/military.html
03 Tj - 3" BDS, 33s, flexarms, currie steering
Aerodynamics are for people who cant build engines - Enzo Ferrari

Offline Rubi03 jef

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 1918
  • she never understands
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 01:34:59 PM »
i was talking about these las tnight and then they were on tv today


there so cool but i think you can build 60's for way cheaper and be happy with huge tires and just watch your lines for clearence
04 rubicon <4'' X series RC lift, 1.25'' RC body lift, 1'' RC MML, CV rear drive shaft,  Stubby front bumper, CB,35 MTZ" ,Hi Lifter 54'',LED tail lights , flat fenders, LED front Flasher, half doors, Light force spots, and CDN M101 custom Military trailer

Offline Black Betty

  • UberWheeler
  • Posts: 453
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 06:46:24 AM »
Just think though, 33" tires would have the same pumpkin clearance as 40" tires!  That would ba a nice low centre of gravity.  They advertise 7" more clearance than a dana 60.
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

Offline Slewfoot

  • UberWheeler
  • Posts: 302
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 08:26:19 AM »
You wouldn't have to lift as high for ground clearance..but...you'd have to lift it high so the body and engine would clear the top of the diffs  :o
2006 Rubicon LJ (Unlimited) Mostly Stock

Offline WhiteOut

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 1885
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 09:36:01 AM »
They are nice but it seems kinda pointless to put these in and then put D44 outers on :P

Offline FiEND

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 3720
  • Wrecking Ball
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 09:45:23 AM »
dana 44 outers are strong enough for 1 ton trucks, that's prob as strong as them axles would be rated for as well.
1Wide2High
ILV2FRT
'97 TJ Sahara few things done, few things being built                  

Online w squared

  • CJA Members
  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 3305
  • Keamy Hungry!
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 10:44:27 AM »
These guys actually seem to be using D60 kncukles/hubs/etc.

A bolt-in set of Currie Rock Jock high pinion Dana 60's will run you about $7000 US (at least for my JK that's the price). But then again, we're not talking apples-to-apples here. The Atomic price looks to include carriers, gears, and ARB lockers as part of the purchase price, whereas the Currie does not.

Currie axles at 7K plus new lockers and gears...there's 10K. Add some more change if you don't have disc brakes ready to bolt up.

Atomics seem to come with everything including disc brakes. All for 14K. Still more money, no doubt, but each person needs to decide what that ground clearance is worth. That extra 7 inches sure isn't cheap, but if we were smart with our money we wouldn't own Jeeps.

The other thing to keep in mind is that in terms of clearance under the pumpkin, you need to add TWO inches of tire diameter to get ONE inch of clearance. For instance, going from 32's to 35's only gave me an extra 1.5 inches of clearance under the diffs. In order to get 7 inches extra clearance under the diff, you'd need to increase your tire size by 14 inches. Sure, clearance under the diffs is only one of a large number of things to look at in a rig...but those axles do look to offer an interesting advantage.

HPS4evr has a point too - these are not the only game in town when it comes to increasing ground clearance. Unimogs axles are a potential solution, and they also offer extra gear reduction within the "portals" at the end of the axles - if that floats your boat :)
I followed a rainbow out to a garage and found a leprichaun. The rainbow ended in a potted cactus on his porch, but there was no gold :(

Offline SwampSinger

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 6084
  • Baconator
    • mmmmm-bacon
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 11:32:53 AM »
They are nice but it seems kinda pointless to put these in and then put D44 outers on :P

Smaller tires... same clearance.. less stress on the knockles... D44 knokles...less weight.

37 on atomic axles  has the same clearance then 42 on a D60

Offline Rubi03 jef

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 1918
  • she never understands
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 12:31:27 PM »
the main point is clearence with small tires .

for what we have here in alberta is there a point to needing all that clearence when a stock TJ with 31's can go almost anywhere

no not realy but hey if you had the money you would spend it on dumber things then that im sure

there nice very nice but not on my wish list
04 rubicon <4'' X series RC lift, 1.25'' RC body lift, 1'' RC MML, CV rear drive shaft,  Stubby front bumper, CB,35 MTZ" ,Hi Lifter 54'',LED tail lights , flat fenders, LED front Flasher, half doors, Light force spots, and CDN M101 custom Military trailer

Offline BlackYJ

  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 3392
    • http://www3.telus.net/ccjc/page0002.html
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 12:37:09 PM »
Having the front axle pumpkin centered seems like it would put the front driveshaft at a weird angle and you would have to make sure it clears the oil pan in compression

Otherwise, they seem like cool axles
'95 YJ with a few mods

Offline Immortal

  • Administrator
  • Talks waaay too much!
  • Posts: 3228
Re: Atomic axles
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 10:49:55 PM »
but hey if you had the money you would spend it on dumber things then that im sure

I vote hookers and blow!!!! Party @ Johnny's!!
I keep buying older Jeeps. Crazy is as crazy does....
if we were smart with our money we wouldn't own Jeeps.
Here's your cup of STFU... ENJOY!