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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default opinions on 35 spline drive flanges for D60

Looking for a new set and would like opinions of likes/dislikes of what you have run.

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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I have EORP flanges.

Like the fact that they are drilled so you can grease the wheel bearings while standing next to the truck.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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Yukon YHC50005 - I have not run them myself, but we have sold 14 of them this year alone. I just looked at the warranty database and we have had no warranty claims on any YHC50005 in the past two years (that's as far back as this database goes).

Not quite what you were asking, but thought it might be helpful in your decision.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:30 AM   #4
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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I run SOLID drive flanges and like them. I know Jiri runs them also. They had a deal on them for $135 a couple years ago.

I originally ran TeraFlex flanges and I never could keep the covers sealed. I carry them for spares now when Ryan (SilverXJ) is not borrowing them.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:42 AM   #6
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I have EORP flanges.

Like the fact that they are drilled so you can grease the wheel bearings while standing next to the truck.
I "did" also. But seems the flimsy spiral rings don't like to hold the flanges in place when doing either front digs or high speed whoops around R&V. Either way, one spit out right past the spiral rings & I lost it. Looked at the other side and it was 1/4" out. Tab grabbed hold and pulled it right out over the ring.

I can't complain to them as I didn't have the spiral ring on the axle shaft so that may have saved me from losing it. Either way, I need to buy another one and I want a good old fashioned snap ring with it.

RE the grease fitting. I think it's a good use for keeping water away from the bearings if you want to pack the area full of grease. But, you would have to use about a half tube of grease to fill that void before you would ever get grease into the bearings. All in all, I think they were made well.
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Yea, I agree the rings are kinda flimsy now you got me thinking I should pull the cover and check mine. A normal snap ring should take care of that issue tho.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:45 AM   #8
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the new warn flanges are nice also.
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the new warn flanges are nice also.
$385 for Warn vs $200 for Solid.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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After seeing Benny flog his shit like a $2 whore yesterday I'd run whatever he has :)
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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I have EORP flanges.

Like the fact that they are drilled so you can grease the wheel bearings while standing next to the truck.
so did you actually fill the whole hub in with grease on yours? The flange is about 3 inches from the outer bearing. Plus would the grease get passed the actual drive slug? Seems like a waste.
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I'm running the poly performance. Love them, very easy to remove, install. I've had these things in and out alot of times and no issues at all.
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so did you actually fill the whole hub in with grease on yours? The flange is about 3 inches from the outer bearing. Plus would the grease get passed the actual drive slug? Seems like a waste.
I have not but I will be using that feature one of these days when I finally get to greasing my truck.

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Running Jimmy's 4x4 flanges. O-rings, removeable flanges and still be able to hold the cover on, fancy snap ring, o-rings for bolts holding cover on, came in black.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 03:37 PM   #15
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i am running the solid stuff also. got thjem used on escam for pretty cheap. they seem pretty stout?
i got snap rings from dts to hold them in. i was worried about water/mud getting past the o-ring seal.
so far they are clean are greased inside, but i avoid mud as much as i can.

get "real good" snap ring pliers!
i had a hell of a time putting in and removing the new snap rings for service.

my solid ones have holes in them. i have thought about putting a zerk fitting on the cover to grease the bearings. im sure it would get messed up in the rocks. it also would be a big mess during a trail repair. a whole tube or two of grease is messy on the trail.

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 03:39 PM   #16
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I run polyperformance. $255 i think i paid. Not one issue with them so far.Also has a removable slug for street driving.

http://pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista...60/index3.html

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...ears-p-61.html Actually, they say $200 plus shipping here.

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Interesting conversation on Pirate about when the caps are screwed directly to the slug that they tend to work the screws loose. Whereas the internal ring allows the drive flange to float around and not break the seal.

hmmmmmm.....
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the bolts on mine when i bought them would not come out. they were cut off.
i had to buy new hardened bolts.

since you mentioned it, im gonna check mine to make sure they are tight.

i would think a little locktite would fix that? perhaps not though?
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I think that as you turn, the axles shafts tend to thrust either into or away from the dif due to the loads put on the u-joints. So, if you have the flange tied to the axle shaft via the inner snap ring and then bolted to the hub via the cap, there is a constant fatigueing that may take place.

On the other hand, the guys running the Solid brand don't seem to be complaining. But I'm not sure they wheel enough.
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I believe rocksolid performance is making drive flanges. They are awesome guys, do top notch work and are a Michigan company.
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