Im new one here. Sorry if started thread in wrong section.
Im driving G500 (2002) since 2008. Great truck on highways and off-road (not too much offroad :-).
For last couple weeks there is one idea is setting in my head - 406 axles under G500. I know people are doing such projects
with even smaller vehicles, and they have success.
I was looking at the bolt-on portals from tibus and from letech - both solutions are great. Costwise tibus - more then 16k, letech - close to 40.
So it's pretty steep. But bottom line you'll not have solution like having u-mog axles.
Why 406 but not 404. Im looking at 406 because they have fast ratio, you can get a close to 4.9, what is pretty close to 4.35 ratio on g-wagen. So from my understanding highway capability will not be completely sacrificed. Bigger tires (>35) will help even more.
Does that project, for now it just idea, worth to continue to work on it or im on completely wrong direction ?
And second question - if somebody has 406 axles (installed or just setting in garage) - is it possible to take a look at them to have some ideas.
PS: Forgot ot mention - Vancouver area.