|October 15th, 2013, 09:09 PM||#1|
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best way to keep spare axles?
So I'm going to be installing a set of ten factory chromoly rear axle shafts tomorrow in my Jeep. I want to keep the factory's as spares in case I snap one or blow out a wheel bearing on the trail.
What would be the best way to preserve the life of the current bearings on those shafts?
Wrap in plastic? (would this not allow moisture to escape?)
Wrap in saran wrap?
Wrap in cloth?
Any idea's are very much appreciated.
|October 15th, 2013, 09:24 PM||#2|
Yer a trucker, right?
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I've seen people put them in capped pvc tubes so they are totally waterproof, otherwise they seem to just wrap them in whatever they prefer
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|October 15th, 2013, 09:28 PM||#3|
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|October 16th, 2013, 09:20 AM||#6|
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heavy oil then saran/cling wrap.
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|October 16th, 2013, 09:54 AM||#7|
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If you are putting alloy shafts in the rig, I wouldn't bother to carry them with you as spares. But, storing at home for future use makes sense.
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