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aftermarket axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmcjimmy4x4, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. gmcjimmy4x4

    gmcjimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    What are your guys opinion of aftermarket axles for the 10 bolt. I just returned from a rough trip. I broke both front axles and a lift block which caused rear u joint failure.( thank god for the winch) After getting a new u joint hiked 2 miles into the trail, We were able to slowly get out to pavement with 2 wheel drive and alot of winching. But still had to have it towed home. Id like to swith to d60 but i already have invested so much into the 10 bolt. ARB, 8Lug, Hubs. those d60's are so expensive , thought i might try the hardend aftermarkets first.
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    If you are set on staying with a 10 bolt and dont mind spending money on it through some cromos and CTMs in it and I bet it would be good. What size tire are you running? Also get rid of the block in the rear and then you wont have to worry about breaking them:D .

    Ira
     
  3. gmcjimmy4x4

    gmcjimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    im running 37 x-terains and the truck will not be moving again untill i get a new set of rear leafs for it.Inever want to be stuck like that again.
     
  4. beater_k20

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    says he's running 37s in his profile, chromos and CTMs he'd probably be ok.
     
  5. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Yep chromos, CTMs and a shackle flip sounds like all you need.
     
  6. gmcjimmy4x4

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    why the shackle flip
     
  7. 78Suburban

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    better flex, better ride, gets rid of blocks.
     

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