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For guys running Currie 60s, do your run rear spacers?

The Currie front 60 is 2.75" wider than the rear.

Do you guys run wheel spacers or ask for a custom width on the back to match the front, or do you just run them at different widths?

The Teraflex 60s are closer to the same width.

Trying to decide between the Teraflex and the Currie.

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I don't run rear spacers
I called currie about this and they said that most vehicles are made with the front axle wider then the rear and they don't know why the jk's are both even.
Edit: also they said turning radius is better with a wider front then rear

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Edit: also they said turning radius is better with a wider front then rear
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Nice. Thanks guys.

Opinions on springing extra for 40 spline rear shafts?

All the bends that I have read about are at the flange. Don't know a solution to that other than full float. Haven't read of broken rear 35 spline shafts.

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68.75 Front
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no spacers, 4" BS

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This is next to a rubi rear shaft difference is massive
And for a couple hundred bucks it's worth the added insurance IMHO

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currie should be coming out with a FF rear this summer..

when you order a custom length axle it's an extra 800- 1k

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Planman, I think if I was in the place to buy a bolt in rear axle I would have to get a full float. There is a obvious strength difference in the 35 spline and 40 spline, but the jk are not breaking shafts just bending them at the flange. Full float would fix that problem. A 35 shaft in a full float axle should have not have an issue behind the jk 3.8. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Planman, I think if I was in the place to buy a bolt in rear axle I would have to get a full float. There is a obvious strength difference in the 35 spline and 40 spline, but the jk are not breaking shafts just bending them at the flange. Full float would fix that problem. A 35 shaft in a full float axle should have not have an issue behind the jk 3.8. Just my 2 cents worth.
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If the current Currie rear 60 with 5.38s, ARB, 1350 yoke, and set 80 bearings retails for $3400, how much would a similarly built full float be?


Looks like a Solid full float retails for only $300 more than a semi float.


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What jacks up price is the placement of the sensors and tone ring... And mind you the JK the NEWEST jeep...

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If the current Currie rear 60 with 5.38s, ARB, 1350 yoke, and set 80 bearings retails for $3400, how much would a similarly built full float be?


Looks like a Solid full float retails for only $300 more than a semi float.

It's supposed to be around 5.5-7 grand (very similar to dynatrac's FF axle)

It'll be interesting to see how much the anvil(full traction/pure jeep) full float upgrade kit is.

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No spacers on my D60's, but I had them built for custom length. My full floater is custom as well. I set my customers up for a bit wider than normally offered so there are no clearance issues.
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It's supposed to be around 5.5-7 grand (very similar to dynatrac's FF axle)

It'll be interesting to see how much the anvil(full traction/pure jeep) full float upgrade kit is.
I figured they had to be significantly higher in price...

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Nice. Thanks guys.

Opinions on springing extra for 40 spline rear shafts?

All the bends that I have read about are at the flange. Don't know a solution to that other than full float. Haven't read of broken rear 35 spline shafts.

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To date I have not seen one Currie axle shaft bend at the flange. I seen them bend at the shaft or twist the splines. The outcome of a bent shaft will be the same, the flange will wobble making the brakes drag.

The Currie JK Floater will be available by the end of the month (missing one part). It will be a 1,600.00 upgrade to an existing housing package. It is made to re-use factory brakes, rotors need to be machined.

Features,

- 35 Spline 4340 Wasted Body Axles Shafts
- 4140 Heat Treated Spindles
- Stage 8 Spindle Nuts
- Heat Treated Drive Flange
- Locking Hub Compatible
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To date I have not seen one Currie axle shaft bend at the flange.
I bent one at the flange. Replaced with a new currie axle last month. When I pulled the old one, the shaft was perfectly straight. Its from abusing my 6,000# jeep in my pursuit of fun. These damn JKs are heavy beasts when armored-up

I believe that Hitmoney and several others have had it happen as well.
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To date I have not seen one Currie axle shaft bend at the flange. I seen them bend at the shaft or twist the splines. The outcome of a bent shaft will be the same, the flange will wobble making the brakes drag.

The Currie JK Floater will be available by the end of the month (missing one part). It will be a 1,600.00 upgrade to an existing housing package. It is made to re-use factory brakes, rotors need to be machined.

Features,

- 35 Spline 4340 Wasted Body Axles Shafts
- 4140 Heat Treated Spindles
- Stage 8 Spindle Nuts
- Heat Treated Drive Flange
- Locking Hub Compatible
do you mean existing housing ordered and to prvious existing customers with semi float rear ends as well... (as a conversion package)

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Will the upgrade be available for those of us that went 40 spline?

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I bent one at the flange. Replaced with a new currie axle last month. When I pulled the old one, the shaft was perfectly straight. Its from abusing my 6,000# jeep in my pursuit of fun. These damn JKs are heavy beasts when armored-up

I believe that Hitmoney and several others have had it happen as well.
I sent my bent ones back to David.. I don't know if the axle was bent or if the flange was bent.. to me, bent is bent.. doesn't matter..lol

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You will not be able to "upgrade" your housing. The housing must be built from the begining as a floater. At this time all I have is 35 spline.
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To date I have not seen one Currie axle shaft bend at the flange. I seen them bend at the shaft or twist the splines. The outcome of a bent shaft will be the same, the flange will wobble making the brakes drag.

The Currie JK Floater will be available by the end of the month (missing one part). It will be a 1,600.00 upgrade to an existing housing package. It is made to re-use factory brakes, rotors need to be machined.

Features,

- 35 Spline 4340 Wasted Body Axles Shafts
- 4140 Heat Treated Spindles
- Stage 8 Spindle Nuts
- Heat Treated Drive Flange
- Locking Hub Compatible
So do you have a part number yet with the capability for a pre-release order?

Width?


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Yes I do have part #'s, they are not on the website yet and we are not taking pre-orders.
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