Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glendale Heights, IL
Feedback: 5 reviews
I'd love to see photos of the work. I'm not saying Matt does perfect work at AP, but to say your guy does work that's better and post a photo that well.... I can build an axle that looks like that in a few hours. I'm not doubting his work, but photos of gear patterns/paint would be more convincing. That said, I can't imagine Matt would allow too much "slop" in his setups. He's been around for plenty of years and the magazines continue to come back to him for installs/articles.
But then again, EVO makes good products but I've read plenty of people who've had issues with them... So who knows....
I understand where you're coming from wanting to see pic's of the work in progress. Ed's focus when he's in the thick of things is getting the work done. As for Ed's tolerances compared to Matt's, trying to remember off the top of my head, I think it was maybe a difference of 100th's or 1000th's. Both were within an acceptable level, but Ed's standards were a little tighter.
With Ed, he must be doing something right considering the steady flow of vehicles of all kinds going through his garage. Hell it took me 6 weeks to get into his garage for help with stuff and I'm a friend.
The spec's on the axle in the pic. He built that axle for another club member, he's been running the same set up in his TJ and has well over 100k miles on it without any issues.
Rear: Dana 44 non rubicon
35 spline axle shafts (dana 60) (alloy shafts)
4:56 gears (yukon)
Ford Explorder rear disk brakes
Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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Last edited by kkuntz01; 08-27-2012 at 01:20 PM.