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Whats the diff between 2.5 and 5 ton rockwells

Discussion in 'Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension' started by Dodge"N"MS, Apr 5, 2010.


  1. Dodge"N"MS

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    Can someone please teach me something? Whats the difference between 2.5 and 5 ton rockwells? Besides the obvious weight. Thanks
     

  2. swirvin21

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    I'm going to ask why, even though I shouldn't! Seriously, I can't think of a single reason you would NEED 5 tons unless you are running AG 60" tires on a 600+ hp mud bogger! Now if you WANT 5 tons, then its just a pen is-envy thing and you want the biggest toys. Get Overson 2" shafts in a 2.5 ton and you're starting to get to strength ratings that will break driveshafts and t-cases before most other parts.

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    5 tons have higher gear ratio: 6.44 vs 6.72, same width, hub can be flipped based on brakes, are 1/3 heavier stripped, and have bigger everything internal. 5 tons have fewer aftermarket support, require a forklift to service, require ridiculous amounts of steel to manage the suspension....etc etc etc.

    There was a bash fest of a guy on Pirate who thought they might be worthwhile!
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=769859

    Just because something is cheaper and stronger, doesn't make it better!
     

  3. Dodge"N"MS

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    Yeah they are defiantly freakin huge.. Thats what has me concerned, well, that and like you said less aftermarket support. The only reason im asking about 5 ton is because i got a set for free.. If i was going to go out and buy some rocks they would be 2.5 tons without a doubt.. Do you think I would be better off trying to sell the 5 tons and getting 2.5 tons? The 5 tons are for sure WAY more than I need..Whats the price difference between the two? Thanks for the help swirvin :bigthumb:[hr]
    Anybody wanna buy a set of 5 ton rocks? ha
     
  4. superhawk2002

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    Where are you located and how much for the 5 tons? I have a huge ego penis thing and am interested. :flipoff:
     
  5. Dodge"N"MS

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    LOL! I'm in central MS. To tell you the truth man I really dont have a clue what they are worth.. I will try to figure out a fair price and hopefully we can work something out
     
  6. swirvin21

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    Jeff...great response! :bigthumb: You definitely need to go bigger or just give up and put hydraulics and drop it! :eek::
    Ever get your bumper worked out.

    Dodge"N"MS: A reasonably priced set of 2.5s go for about $1200 in decent shape, can go higher, up to $2000-2200, if they were recently rebuilt or have any extras, but just upwards of $1000 is normal. Depending on the condition of your 5 tons, they could be worth more to the right group, "Mud Boggers", but not much more, try $1400-1500 in normal shape. Load them up, go to the next local competition and try to sell them. It just depends finding the right buyer. Some would say the 5 tons are worth less because they are so hard to use. But, you got them for free....so can't complain. Toss them on and show me the pics or trade them for 2.5s! :D
     
  7. Dodge"N"MS

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    Yeah I got em for free so it would be extremely hard to go wrong lol.. If I can find the right person I think i will just trade them straight up for some 2.5s.. Thanks again for the help
     
  8. DIXIEDIRT

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    There is several guys over at Chucks Trucks breaking the 2.5's...Couple guys with slightly altered Cummins powered trucks...
     

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