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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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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.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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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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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
A guy I used to work with did this.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #4
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Good idea

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set them in the dirt next to your garage. That is what most of the people I know do.
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heavy oil then saran/cling wrap.
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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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