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    VW Axles and matching hubs or similar stock axles
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    I am trying to source out what axles to use on my buggy, I am going to use a Subaru/Nissan differential, but am unsure of what hubs/uprights to run at the moment.

    I am trying to keep the overall width of the buggy to a minimum, I would prefer 56", but am willing to stretch it out to 60". This means that the stock Subaru and Nissan axles are
    out of the picture, and I would prefer to avoid custom made units.

    The Nissan diff's have a flange output, so I could pretty easily adapt them to 930/type 4/etc CV's. I know that these are available in a variety of different lengths online. At the moment, I think I will need something around the 14"-16" lg from the centre of one CV to the other.

    Currently I am having trouble finding out which hubs match up with these axles. I really want to stick with a stock unit on these, and avoid the big beetle drum/hub assemblies. Can I get an EMPI micro-stub and mate it with something like a VW Jetta hub assembly?

    Are there any other stock axle set-ups where I can get around 20-25 degrees from the CV's? I could make my suspension match the drivers side axle lg, and design around that.

    I am running a 600cc/1000cc bike motor. Mainly in trails and forest service roads. I want to avoid quad/sxs components, and would like to stick with small car parts.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I keep seeing posts about Ford T-Bird aluminum housings with 930's. Maybe check that out!
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    Thanks,

    I have seen those as well. I am not to concerned about the inner end, I am unsure about the outer end. As I cannot seem to find much information on what hub would fit a type 4 or 930 stub axle.
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    Expensive hubs! That is what fits my friend!
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    Thats what I thought, I guess I am stuck to digging through the junkyard to find something that will work.

    I used golf hubs on a FSAE car, they worked quite well, I can't remember what CV's they used though.
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    Do a search for "Kludge" or "sand bug".He was using jetta/golf stuff and has some good info on them.

    I think between the VW stuff like Kludge was using and the f-150 stuff BDKW1 is using,it should be pretty easy to cover just about every application.

    Heres some pics from Kludges site, S@#T ! puter wont let me attach ,try searching for Kludge until i can.
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    I searched and found his site, it is great.

    Sand Bug #1 Project Page

    There is a lot of really useful information on there. It looks as if I could get away with type 4 inners, the 45 deg outers, and a 16" cv to cv distance, which is nearly perfect for what I want to run.

    Next goal is the find the bolt circle diameter for the stock and type 4 inner CV's.

    Thanks!
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