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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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passenger side birf is broke called the parts store to order it and they asked me what size pin does it have does it matter and i dont have it tore apart to look at it, the axle is a 85 i think
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Old March 18th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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There are probably better/stronger options but I can't tell you what they are. I am sure one of the straight-axle guys can chime in with the info.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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If you broke your birf then why replace it with stock? I would be upgrading to Longfield's or maybe Trail Gear's new birfs. I'm still running stock birf's but only because they have not broke yet then I will be getting Long's for sure.
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They did not make different size of Birfields. So your part store guy is mistaken. 79-85, all birfs and front axle shafts are the same.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #5
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long fields cost way too much
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Old March 19th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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Unless you have long range plans to upgrade to 60s or something I would def upgrade to Longs or the TG axles. Looking at the tire size in your avatar I would guess that you will continue to break stockers. Specially cheap aftermarket replacements.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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You certainly will keep breaking stockers. The stock birfs are garbage!
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first time one has ever broke and the only reason that was cause i was stuck and cranked my wheel to far and caught it on a leaf spring other than that the stock one worked great and the guy before me never broke one either with the 42" tsls so i would rather just buy a stock one with a lifetime warranty the parts store dont even know what a birfield is, would it be called something else?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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You have toy axles on 42's with stock birfs?
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You won't find a part store that has Birfields, let alone one that has a lifetime warranty. Think of them as outer axle shafts. You can't walk into autozone and order stock D44 outer axle shafts. You are going to have to find them used or find a source for them new online, however you won't find them with a lifetime warranty unless you buy aftermarket.
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Check ebay and Craigslist for a used set. You should definitly pick up some wheel spacers while you are at it. Look for some 1" or more spacers to help move your tires away from the leaf springs. I'm running stock axles with 38.5 TSL's and I have not had any issues. I don't come close to hitting my leaf springs either but I forget how wide my spacers are. They are either 1" or 1 1/2". I picked up the spacers off ebay for about $50 with free shipping. I am running the stock 22re motor as well which also helps. Another important note is that I only run in the mud which is easier on the axles than if I were running rocks. Good luck finding some new birfs! They are out there, but hard to find...
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long fields cost way too much
You get what you pay for. Upgrade to Long's or TG and forget about it.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 07:10 PM   #13
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some ppl dont understand stock birfs work great for what i have done with this truck i am happy with stock, and i found the part at auto zone axle shaft and birfield joint for 146 or something with liftime warranty
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I have used stock ones $25 ea let me know
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I use stock with 42 tsl and 38's on my other truck with a 350 and haven't broke any yet!! If i brake the spairs that i have will buy longfeilds tho>>>
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I use stock with 42 tsl and 38's on my other truck with a 350 and haven't broke any yet!! If i brake the spairs that i have will buy longfeilds tho>>>


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