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Old March 27th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Im pretty sure i seen in a 4x4 mag some new high strenght cv axle shafts on the market . I think it was shown in the sema review section of one of the mags !

Any way im looking for high strenght CV style shafts for the Dana 30 . I think they are the solution we seek for the weak axle .

any one see that article ??

If i come up dry on this im going to check with Cv unlimited about getting some customs built . :gman:
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What gears you running in that 30? Pretty much anything lower than 4.11's and your R&P would very easily become the weakest link...

Are you sure you want to beef up that component? Easier to swap a DS than a R&P, especially on the trail.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #3
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Dunno about for a dana 30..

Longfield make super strong ones for Dana 60s.. I'm getting a set of their stuff for the Toyota before May...


http://www.longfieldsuperaxles.com/
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What gears you running in that 30? Pretty much anything lower than 4.11's and your R&P would very easily become the weakest link...

Are you sure you want to beef up that component? Easier to swap a DS than a R&P, especially on the trail.

when you break 1-2 axle shfts per trip, yes, if the R&P gives in fact gives trouble yu then know the D30 just isn't big enough
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Grandman,

Could you swap in the XJ U-joint half shafts? It might require that you change out the knuckle, or the hub, but I bet they would be stronger, especially if you get the 297 or whatever the stronger one peice shaft is.

Might be easier to find upgrades also.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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Iv been running TJ shafts with 760 joints and find them weaker then the factory CV shaft .

day one L side took out a U joint , there not very old . Day 2 took out R side joint and shafts .

Im running 4:10 gears and only hurt the ring gear once when i blew a locker into parts .

That bronco in the pics is running a 460 and iv wheeled a bunch with him , Same u joint yet he broke them less often then i do . I think turning radius has somthing to do with my breaking them more then he does .

Swampjeep has about as much luck as i do with this damn things and he's running a 4.0L if not for that id blaim me and the V8 .

I swamped in a set of new oem CV shafts again , atleast when they break you can keep going , nothing binds up .
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why waste your money on a 30 mine as well upgrade to atleast a d44 that way there are more after market parts available
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why waste your money on a 30 mine as well upgrade to atleast a d44 that way there are more after market parts available

ujoints on the 30 and 44 are the same, and that is what we keep breaking, so why upgrade to an axle that has the same thing we keep breaking?

do they sell bigger u-joints for the D44 ? (they use the same knuckles, so I dont' know how they could, but if they do, let me know)
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why waste your money on a 30 mine as well upgrade to atleast a d44 that way there are more after market parts available
Ya and you still have the same U joint .
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Ya and you still have the same U joint .
I have the same u-joints. I have full circle clips holding the caps on though.
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ujoints on the 30 and 44 are the same, and that is what we keep breaking, so why upgrade to an axle that has the same thing we keep breaking?

do they sell bigger u-joints for the D44 ? (they use the same knuckles, so I dont' know how they could, but if they do, let me know)

Same joint, but beefier shafts (at the yoke and splines)... plus putting money in them isn't a huge waste. With a 44 you get lockouts, potential highsteer, and deeper gearing options.
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I have the same u-joints. I have full circle clips holding the caps on though.
This could be a factor . Not an option on the 30 shafts
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This could be a factor . Not an option on the 30 shafts
Tack the caps in.
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I know they are a lot of money but for the d44 I am running warn shaft's and ctm's with full circle retainer clips. Thats on 38's and spooled front, have lasted for 2 years now and i dont baby it. Also dont do full throtle with the wheels turned either.

But I think most u-joint failure is from the caps. If you can use some kind of full circle clips it will probably help alot.
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d-60:gman: with all the axles you broke you could have 1 by now:tonka: :tonka:



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Can sell ya a Toyota axle..

No U-joints on those...

7.8" ring gear, 1.31" shafts..
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Theres no room on the 30 shaft to use a full clip . I have heard that putting locktite on the caps when you install them helps .
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Hmm, warn shafts appear to ahve full circle clips..

http://www.warn.com/truck/axles/heavyduty_axles.shtml

Superior axle has their evolution series, also with full circle clips..


I'm sure more, but I don't feel like looking anymore, since I don't have axle u-joints on my rig..
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Grandman,

that might be an option you mentioned a difference in turning radius........maybe adjust your steering stops so they dont bind up at full lock (I know mine do,but I only have u joints)

See if it makes a difference. Where were the shafts breaking? Across yokes?

Whats the weak link in the CV shaft ?
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Same joint, but beefier shafts (at the yoke and splines)... plus putting money in them isn't a huge waste. With a 44 you get lockouts, potential highsteer, and deeper gearing options.
I bought yukon shafts for my CJ D30, they seem to be the identicle shaft as the D44, just turned down more at the spline end

and the D44 I have for my TJ doesn't have lockouts (rubi axle)
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