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    chroming and shortening jag irs

    Im no were near this stage yet but does anyone have a rough price on shortening a jag irs and then having as much chromed as you can thanks Swirl

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    Thanks for the reply, anyone chromed one lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swirl View Post
    Thanks for the reply, anyone chromed one lately.
    If you do all the metal prep yourself prior to being chromed it'll be far cheaper but even then you'll still be into a several hundred pound bill for a complete axle to be chromed.

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    Hi Swirl,I have narrowed and chromed a Jag rear end and I talk from personal experience.When the axle shafts and arms are welded and chromed you can run into problems such as hydrogen inbrittlement [I spelt that wrong]this weakens the welds unless they are correctly heat treated.In most cases this is not a concern unless you are making a lot of horse power.Then things tend to break.Chrome never lasts no matter how well you take care of it.My suggestion would be to go with as much Stainless Steel as you can and alluminum.It may cost a bit more up front but in the long run ,[imhp] it is money well spent.Of course the drive shafts have to be welded and chromed to get the full effect that you want so make sure you get a reliable shop to do you mods for you.I personally would suggest Wisbeck Engineering.They do quality custom work at an reasonable price.I have posted some pictures to show you the difference.The original pictures are before my left bottom Jag





    arm snapped in two,hope this helps,Rob

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    you sure youre lower arm didn't fail because the metal had rusted through,or welded by someone who didn't know what they were doing



    a bazillion others have got away with chrome jag rears for years .

    hydrogen embrittlement seams to be more of a problem on things like springs.

    that aside as chevy says chroming is expensive.you could prep it yourself but the prep is what gives it its depth.poor prep = poor finish.

    another option nowadays is chrome powder coat.

    that looks good .we get most of our stuff powder coated as its a good finish and affordable to most.

    a set of narrowed rears.these fookers wont be breaking for anything


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    Nobody, everything you mentioned is true.My Jag rear end was narrowed by a professional,I guess I was just unlucky.The arm had not rusted through.Swirl,if you are actually going to drive your car on the street then I still recommend Stainless Steel.It does not rust.does not chip and is super easy to keep clean and looking good.It has a totally different look to chrome as well,which I really like.No matter how well the prep work is done and the chroming is carried out on your axle,sooner or later,if it sees the street ,it will pit,flake and rust.Just my thoughts on the subject.like every thing else,you pays your money and you takes your chances.Pay more now or pay again later,Rob.

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    I have done the same robert junked the ugly dog bones (£300)to recrome them) got my mate to fabricate some a arms out of 316 polished stainles with polly bushes at the axle end,will look alot nicer

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