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35s no axle upgrades

Anyone running 35s without doing any upgrades to the front axle?
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-29-2014, 04:30 PM
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You'll be fine for daily driving. If you're planning on wheeling a bit get some c-gussets ($65) welded in and go have fun. You could go all out with a truss at the same time ($100) but it isn't 100% necessary just to bolt them on and feel good about your ride.

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I use mine as a daily driver. I hear all these claims that even a pot hole can bend thr Cs.
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C-gussets are inexpensive and don't take long to burn in. Why not get them?

That being said, Marcus is correct. None of that is NEEDED. I think the weakness of the D30 is widely exaggerated. However, if you do bend a C, then that sucks.

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I use mine as a daily driver. I hear all these claims that even a pot hole can bend thr Cs.
Lots of fear mongering on the internet. My personal opinion is that it takes a lot to actually bend one. If you're daily driving the thing just put the tires on there and enjoy it. The odds of you actually having a problem are slim until you're beating on it offroad, winching against a wheel that's in a bind, ect. You're not likely to bend the axle by daily driving it.

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Thanks for the info guys.
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I wheel pretty frequently with a couple of guys for the last 2 years or so that have 35s and have done nothing to their axles. They haven't broken anything. The axles might be bent, but not noticeably.

There are also 2 guys in my group that have been/broken sleeved 44s on 37s.

I built my axle with sleeves and a truss to be on the safe side and it is holding up well on 37s.



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i ran 40s on a stock d30 and 44 for years ... only things that broke were driveshafts
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I got through these days where I think I'm rich. So I got my D44 trussed and Cs gusseted. I guess I could have spent it on Crack and Hoes or Crackhoes, so I'm fine with it. The gussets are a must, in my opinion. The truss (labor) is expensive so if you don't do it yourself, maybe save the money.

I was not serious about the other options above.

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It is cheap insurance to weld the gussetts, why wouldn't you? Why risk a several thousand dollar axle for a 200 dollar job? Seems like a no brainer to me.
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I got through these days where I think I'm rich. So I got my D44 trussed and Cs gusseted. I guess I could have spent it on Crack and Hoes or Crackhoes, so I'm fine with it. The gussets are a must, in my opinion. The truss (labor) is expensive so if you don't do it yourself, maybe save the money.

I was not serious about the other options above.
Yes you should deff at the least sleeve your shaft when using crackhoe's fo sho.....

35's in my book constitute a commitment to upgrading other parts as well with C-gussets being the first thing. If your not going to install a truss but you do plan on wheeling it at least get the Nitro drive in sleeves. Again, cheap insurance and very easy to install with a couple buddies on the weekend. Just wait to start drinking till after the sleeves are driven in cause everyone's aim may be a little sketchy...

Oh and the gussets can be installed with the axle in place. Just remember to stitch them in and don't overheat your bj's in the process.

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It is cheap insurance to weld the gussetts, why wouldn't you? Why risk a several thousand dollar axle for a 200 dollar job? Seems like a no brainer to me.
If he stuffs the axle he can upgrade to a PR44 or a junkyard 60... and clearing that 60 will require 37's... which will make hydro assist attractive... and then he will be set for 40's.

So I see at least three if not four reasons not to gusset. New axle, 37's, hydro, 40's... And yes I am joking. Sort of.
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If he stuffs the axle he can upgrade to a PR44 or a junkyard 60... and clearing that 60 will require 37's... which will make hydro assist attractive... and then he will be set for 40's.



So I see at least three if not four reasons not to gusset. New axle, 37's, hydro, 40's... And yes I am joking. Sort of.

My thoughts exactly. Don't waste time on the D30. Run it, then if/ when you have a problem upgrade to a Dynatrac or Prorock.


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