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Old 09-03-2007, 08:26 AM
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Chassis Engineering Dropped Axle

I bought a Chassis Engineering FORGED dropped I-beam axle specifically because I wanted a forged axle, not a cast axle. They price is the same if not cheaper for the forged axle in some cases.

I wasn't pleased with the axle they sent because; One of the king pin holes is drilled off center and it would take several hours of grinding and finishing to clean up the axle just to powder coat it. Their grinding was rather crude.

This wouldn't matter so much if the axle were under a fat fendered car, but I'm building an open wheel car and would like it to look good.

My plan is to drill the axle and resell it and do this several times so in theory, I get my axle for my labor for drilling others'.

I called Chassis Engineering and they said they would send me a return authorization to return the axle for credit. We'll see how they do in addressing my issue.
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I'm certain the guys at CE will go out of their way to make you grin again. I've been dealing with them for a long time and always found them to be super to work with.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:34 PM
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Chassis Engineering Comes Through

Chassis Engineering in West Branch, Iowa is a class act. I had a concern with a dropped axle as I stated above. They took care of it at their expense and I'm a happy guy. Thank you Jim and the whole crew.

Their axles, spindles and arms are forged, not cast and are therefore, much stronger than castings. I wouldn't run a cast axle, spindles or steering arms on anything other than a garden tractor.
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Glad to hear that they fixed you up. I used one of there forged steel axles on my coupe. I have always been satisfied with Chassis Engineering...thier products as well as thier customer service.
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CE dropped axle

See.......I told ya they'd make ya grin again!!!!!!
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