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What is the weight of the rear donor axle without brake hardware?

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Kouros-- you must be one strong dude if you think those things weigh 80-90#!! That why my 6'8" 245# son does all the heavy lifting!
 

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The FFR manual says it weighs 225 lbs. I spent this weekend cleaning mine up and had to move it around in the process... it weighs A LOT more than 80 - 90 lbs!!


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Yep, I wrestled all 225 of it into my 3-link chassis by myself. I was sweating like it weighed 500 pounds by the time I was done.
 

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Kouros was thinking kilos...
 

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Maybe 200lbs without the brakes? I know I was moving mine around this weekend, and it was fairly heavy, but not toooo bad...
 

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I'm about to get my gears swapped, and I'd estimate that the rear without brakes of any kind, without the harmonic balancing weight and drained of oil (what is in my garage at the moment) is about 180 lbs, maybe a BIT lighter. I'm about 160 soaking wet, and it is manageable for me as long as I keep my footing (as in - do not step in the spilled hypoid).

I plan to get it installed without any brake HW, and to install that after the 3 link is all bolted in.

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Thanks for the replies....

I'm guessing this will be the most awkward thing to move around / clean up and to get placed in the frame. Granted, the engine/tranny is a bigger bundle, but I'll have lifting equipment to at least support the load.

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Frank
 

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Like gbranham above, I installed the rear axle in my three link set up alone. They do move quite easy when using a floor jack.
 

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It was very heavy with the brakes and other stuff at first, but after we took the axles out and the internals, I was able to lift it. That's why I estimated at 90 pounds....because I can't lift any more than that....Lol....Man you guys got on that one....Arrrrrgggg.


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I made a small stand out of wood with castors to move it around. Saved alot of lifting when cleaning and I just rolled it under the frame and lowered the frame down to it to install.
 
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