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installing axle shafts

So, i'm planning on upgrading to RCV fronts and CM rears on my 08 rubi and i'm curious if its technically challenging? Or is it a straightforward R&R job?

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You'll need a 35mm[?] socket, which most people don't have, and certainly a 13mm 12point socket for the unit bearings. Other than that, it's basic tools to get the job done.

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There are some good write ups on both ends. Easy job!

Is this thing on?.....

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You MIGHT need a slide hammer if your shafts haven't been out and you have lots of miles on them.

Other than that, shouldn't be more than a 30 minute job for all 4.

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You'll need a 35mm[?] socket, which most people don't have, and certainly a 13mm 12point socket for the unit bearings. Other than that, it's basic tools to get the job done.
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Fronts are super easy. Check out the write up section

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Sweet, thanks for all the positive replies

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My 36mm works, but isn't the correct size.

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My 36mm works, but isn't the correct size.
Well a 35mm you gotta beat on with a hammer, but it'll work. IMHO its a 36mm. That, or an american equivalent.

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Well a 35mm you gotta beat on with a hammer, but it'll work. IMHO its a 36mm. That, or an american equivalent.

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After looking into it, it'd seem that is the case. It's some magical size.
1-3/8 = 1.375"
35mm = 1.378"
36mm = 1.4173"
1-7/16 = 1.4375"

There isn't much for a common SAE size between 7/16" and 3/8"!

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35mm will work on most but not all-if ur gonna buy one get a 36mm. I had three the 35 mm fit and one that wouldn't...:what:

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After looking into it, it'd seem that is the case. It's some magical size.
1-3/8 = 1.375"
35mm = 1.378"
36mm = 1.4173"
1-7/16 = 1.4375"

There isn't much for a common SAE size between 7/16" and 3/8"!
Haha... yup! Well when i do it i use my super sercet 1 13/32 socket. It's only available from your Snap-on guy for $1300.00

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Had no issues w/my metrics. Dont forget to jack up one side at a time when doing the job. Itll force the fluid to the other side of the diff & save the hassle of diff fluid coming out if you do it level, the mess & having to top off.
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just in case you can't find the write ups.

front rcv https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11217

rears https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3761

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You MIGHT need a slide hammer if your shafts haven't been out and you have lots of miles on them.

Other than that, shouldn't be more than a 30 minute job for all 4.
For the fronts, you can get them out quickly using a socket or bolt wedged in there blocking the short half's ability to turn, and then use the power steering to turn into it. It's how I pop my fronts out in 5 seconds flat.

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Great shafts and they are easy to install but let it be known that if you were ever to blow your front locker you will have to replace it with another factory e-locker because arb does not make one that will work with the rubi splines. You can however get the rcv in a 35 spline that will work with the arb. Just thought I would throw that out to you in case you didn't know.
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