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CTMs in stock shafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K1Orion, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. K1Orion

    K1Orion 1/2 ton status

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    Stock D44 shafts with CTMs,Can it be done?

    How many people have broken stock shafts without the u-joint being the cause?

    Can you modify stock shafts to accept the full circle clips necessary for CTMs?

    Thanx
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Then the hubs or the shafts would be the weak link in the front end..........
     
  3. outlaw612

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    He is refering to the axle shafts in the front axle, not the driveshaft.

    My opinion is why spend the money on the CTM's because then youre pretty much guaranteed to break the shaft rather than the joint. Id prefer to break a joint and hope to not mangle the ears so the shaft could be reused.
     
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    Yep,You are right,Edited it,Hows that
     
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  6. az-k5

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    Yes you can machine out the stock shafts for full circle snap rings. Have you looked into the $$ for CTM's. I would reccomend running the new spicer 760's with full circle snap rings (it can be done). That is what I'm gonna do the next time I pull my spindle off.
     
  7. K1Orion

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    How are you gonna modify your stock shafts for full circle rings? 760s are a lot cheaper than CTMs. I might try that.
     
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    I broke 2 moser stubs but did not break the 760's. I would go with them, alot cheaper.
     
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    There are two methods that I know of. first one is kinda butch: take the inside of the ears on the shaft and take a chop saw or grinder to them (basically grinding the flat portion for another inch or so) and the second (more controlled) method: find a mill bit of 5/4 (I think something close to that) and set it through the ears then mill out the flat surface (no movement needed so a simple drill press will sufice)
     

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