Full Floating Axle
The Strange Pro Touring Floater Kit helps take your vehicle to the next level of performance. It is a ridged full floating axle design that increases safety over traditional flanged axle assemblies. The floater spindle supports the vehicle weight and leaves the axle solely responsible for transmitting torque and not cornering, braking, and acceleration loads. Floating Axles for this kit are made from thru hardened Hy-Tuf alloy for much more torsional strength than an inductioned hardened flanged axle. This is great for high horsepower street/track cars. Plus if an axle does break your wheel is not in danger of coming off. The system has two large opposing tapered hub bearings that can handle extreme side loads, and the solid preload spacer ensures proper spacing preventing over-tightening and promotes long bearing life. As far as performance is concerned, brake performance is improved because brake pad knock back is eliminated. This provides better pedal feel and more consistent braking. The kit allows for larger rotor and caliper options for better braking performance over a stock combination.
Street-Floater-Diagram Here is a cutaway of the spindle assembly.
Strange Street Floater Here is a cutaway of the spindle assembly.
STG_8319 Here is the Strange Floater black oxidized 4130 hot rolled steel spindles before and after turning to fit your specific tube diameter.
STG_8307 Take it to your favorite fabrication shop. Mine happens to be VRN Welding and Fabrication. They will cut the axle tubes to the length specified.
STG_8311 Cut Carefully. No going back.
STG_8322 Now the axle tube is drilled for welding plugs placement.
STG_8357 Welding the axle tubes at the center and then the floater ends.
STG_8369 Here is the spindle welded on the tube. The weld must be leak free. Note the line up bar for proper alignment. Proper alignment is critical to proper trouble free performance.
STG_84441 Here is a Wilwood 4 piston rear caliper in their new Nickel color.
STG_8432 The brake calipers are mounted on a radial bracket versus the stock side mounts. This allows for more adjustability and less flex.
STG_8420 The kit also comes with new stainless steel brake lines.
STG_8442 Here is the Rotor Adaptor/Parking brake drum that bolts to the hub.
STG_8479 Here is the final spindle mount product. The rear housing was powdercoated black after it was welded.
STG_8478 Here is another shot of the finished spindle on the fully reassembled housing.
STG_8482 Pinion side. Note the bushing was replaced with a new one as the old one would most likely not survive the heat of powder coating.
STG_8481 A new Strange LPW preloaded cover.
STG_8484 Now the housing goes back onto the car.
STG_8507 The housing lift is a great tool.
STG_8526 Here is the brake backing plate assembly attached to the spindle. The kit does retain your ABS if so equipped.
STG_85341 Here you can see the radial bracket and rotor installed.
STG_85451 The Strange Kit is a work of art really.
STG_85471 This is the finished shot of the Strange/Wilwood Street Floater axle kit. Pair this with a Wilwood front brake kit and you will be ready for any autocross or road course out there.
Take a look at our overview video below to get an idea of what is involved in this installation.