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  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    i hear alot about HAVING to have 1 ton axles, but i just read the post where kieth said everyonje who has their 10 &12 bolts still and runnin like 38s. keith, how do your axles hold up and what kind of wheeling do you do. i live in the piney woods of texas, so all i like to do is MUD MUD MUD. no rock climbing, nothing else. w/a 350 and 38's, how would they hold up in the mud?

    Mike Dee
     
  2. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    I am running 36's and Keith has 38's We wheel pretty much the same stuff. Tellico, Gardendale, and other southern stuff. Ruted out rocky hills. Stream crossing, rock gardens. I have a Dana 44 front with stock shafts modified with full snap ring converion. Kieth has the 10 bolt with Warn Shafts. We both blew u joints in the front which took out the ears on the inner and outer shaft. Neither of us have blown an actual shaft or ring gear.

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  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    A lot of the things that contribute to breakage is terrain (among other things) places like Moab or other high traction areas where the wheels can really get a good grip you tend to break more things, whear as terrain that is wet or muddy will allow the wheels to slip a little more and will be a little more forgiving. High HP can be hard on parts as well.

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  4. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Are those the chrome alloy shafts you guys are running? I want a set of them but am mixed on if they are worth it..... I mean if a u joint can butterfly them then why bother to spend the extra $$$....

    C'mon captain brake pedal... quit looking for the parade and drive!! [​IMG]
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  5. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    so i suppose if he has a 10 bolt w/new shafts and does some pretty extreme rock crawling and so do u, a 10 bolt would hold up to a 35" tire? b/c before i put on the 38s, im gonna put on 35s till i get money to do the axle swap and buy the bigger meats.

    Mike Dee
     
  6. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    Depdog said it!! I said it!! Now go look at it at my link below or the readers rig section.

    79 Blazer 6"lift 38 SX's locked/4:56 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.keith.rockcrawler.com>www.keith.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  7. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    A FRONT 10 BOLT will survive, its as strong as a Dana 44. The REAR 10 bolt however is another story.

    JUNK

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