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post #1 of 12 Old 10-17-2018, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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New axle shafts with gear change?

Should I swap out my stock Rubicon axle shafts out when I swap out my gears to 4:88’s? Any suggestions on Axle manufactures?

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Just run the stockers until you break them. Or buy a set of chromolies (Ten factory, Carbon Offroad, Revolution) and then keep your stockers as spares.

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^what he said


for what it is worth, Revolution Axle & Gear makes great shafts & recently one of my fav companies released their own line of 4340 chromoly shafts, TorqueMasters. Both are small, USA made and owned companies which have very competitive pricing for well made shafts.

Run the OEM until you need to replace and then those can be the spares as @SilverBulletJKU sggts







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I would install the chromolys shafts and use the stockers as trail spares. You’ll have the shafts out anyway when you reheat. No sense in having expensive chromoly shafts collecting dust in the back of your rig. FYI I’ve been running ten factory’s for 6 years without issue. I bring my stock shafts front and rear with me every trip in case me or someone else needs them.
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Hey speaking of axle breaks any you guys see those pics going around about the JL breaking that fancy little free spin device on the front housing
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Hey speaking of axle breaks any you guys see those pics going around about the JL breaking that fancy little free spin device on the front housing
yeah, I saw it @CrazyLarry

between that and the shoddy-welds at the frame I have been seeing it all continues to fall-under that venerable lesson of," Don't Freaking Buy An Introductory Year / New Model Vehicle"


I am old enough to have had my experience with learning-that, even tho' my Dad has always informed me to not do so, I bought one of those mk4 VW Jetta VR6s new back in '99 when they changed from the Mk3s & man did it have a lot of -body, trim, basically all but that sweet engine - issues. I vowed never to buy a new , intro year model vehicle again.

FCA will correct this but I do not know how they can correct the CAD location weakness..I think that was kinda silly to bring-back into the line fuel savings bee damned. I am sure Synergy or some company will make boocoup dollars on a remedy for it....




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I saw one in person today at a shop. It was a 4 door rubicon that looked to have been in an accident. I saw the wheel tilted as I was driving by so I pulled over to have a look. Left my phone in the Jeep and was running late for work but long story short not good. The entire cast looked to have cracks in half
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It's not really "necessary" unless you have plenty of miles or are showing signs of wear. However if you're wheeling your Jeep, Chromoly is a great way to go.

We offer Nitro Gear & Axle ASSEMBLED Bolt-In 4340 Chromoly Rear Kit's for your Jeep, as well as front 4340 Chromoly Front's. Awesome stuff. We are a US company as well & provide top notch components

Have a look:

https://www.justdifferentials.com/se...k+axle&Submit=
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I saw one in person today at a shop. It was a 4 door rubicon that looked to have been in an accident. I saw the wheel tilted as I was driving by so I pulled over to have a look. Left my phone in the Jeep and was running late for work but long story short not good. The entire cast looked to have cracks in half


Apparently someone in aftermarket has designed a through and through one piece axle to replace that 2 piece design like they did for the trucks.

Personally I think old school, free wheeling hubs, is still the overall best and strongest design.


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It's really only worth it if you wanted to upgrade to chromoly shafts. especially since it's a Rubi & you have higher than stock spline count

In the case youd like to run 4340 Chromoy, we can assist with your needs. We carry Nitro Gear & Axle, excellent shafts from a US company.
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I would install the chromolys shafts and use the stockers as trail spares. Youll have the shafts out anyway when you reheat. No sense in having expensive chromoly shafts collecting dust in the back of your rig. FYI Ive been running ten factorys for 6 years without issue. I bring my stock shafts front and rear with me every trip in case me or someone else needs them.
You do know that you can run a JK with out front axle shafts to get home if one breaks?

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I would install the chromolys shafts and use the stockers as trail spares. You’ll have the shafts out anyway when you reheat. No sense in having expensive chromoly shafts collecting dust in the back of your rig. FYI I’ve been running ten factory’s for 6 years without issue. I bring my stock shafts front and rear with me every trip in case me or someone else needs them.
You do know that you can run a JK with out front axle shafts to get home if one breaks?
Yes I’m aware. I would like the option to finish the day though not sit in the parking lot with 2 wheel drive
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