I have a D30 with chromos, lock right, and 4:88's. The ONLY time I messed up a shaft was when i was to retarded to know to put full circle clips on them and the clip broke and the cap popped out and then the shaft ear grabbed on a hub assembly bolt and twisted the ear. I have broken 4 u-joints in these shafts and never hurt the shaft. Now i put a stocker on the short side and tacked the stock side and full circle clipped the chromo and i broke the stock shaft the first time my front tire came off the ground.
A big difference i have is being on 35x13.5 Krawlerz. These bastards hook onto everything.
I just don't understand the point of going from a 35 to a 36? I don't see that 1/2" of ground clearance making a huge difference.
Why not spend the money for tires on the axle upgrade?