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Moser Axle Shafts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Depdog, Mar 9, 2000.

  1. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Anybody use or know of anybody using Moser shafts. They are very strong, but I would like some opinions from users. The Warn Full FLoater 12 bolt kit is like 700 bucks. I can get Moser shafts and the wide bearings for like 300 bucks.

    Please, not "just swap it to a 14 bolt full floater" responsed. The 14 bolt has way to many draw backs for me.

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    Depdog

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    I have a friend with an older mustang (65?)and moser shafts in a 9 inch rearend with a detroit. I'm not sure about the number of splines. I know, I know, it's a car, but it has some serious hp. He dropped in a 460 and runs it at the strip every weekend. The engine was rated a 500+ (before the tunnel ram)on a dyno and he runs WIDE slicks. He has had no problems so far, and the axles have been in for about two years. Just a side note, I bought strange axles for my twelve bolt. I would've had to wait longer for the moser's and I needed my rig runnin ASAP. Hope this helps some.

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  3. Executioner

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    The wide bearings !, are you takling like the Ford 9" ?
    I here the Moser are only rated to like 72,000 lbs./in. thats like only 10-20% better than OEM.
    Or maybe I am getting the numbers mixed up with the Mark Williams axles .

    Its still to early to get any feedback from the Warn FF kit, but what I have heard is sealing problems,rocks
    hitting/breaking the hubs, weak spindles..... at least Warn told me they have not had to replace any crom-moly
    shafts.

    What I would like to see is the real world streght of the axles, big 36-38" tires on the end of the flange/hub
    and 3/4 of the gvw applied to that, add a foot or two of airbore vehicle, and a healthly small block, crawl ratio
    around 50:1......ect

    Please let me know if you have any data from testing or the manufacture to share.
     
  4. Depdog

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    Well, on the orc chevy board, guy that goes by "shaggy", I think his real name is Evan. He has had them on his K-10 with 38's and has not broken a shaft yet. He has however broken stock front shafts and destroyed the 4340 chromoly one when a ujoint broke and killed the yoke.

    Depdog

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    Where are you getting the info on the Warn F.F. kit? The setup for the 10/12-bolts has only been on the market for a couple of months, and I have yet to see or hear anyone who has it on a fullsize truck. I do know a guy with the kit on a Dana 44 in a Jeep (35's, built 360, lockers) who four wheels a lot and has had no problems. I'm just curious because I'm interested in the possibly getting the kit in the future.
     
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    Stephen Watson at Offroad Designs was WARN's Guinnea pig I do beleive, he has the kits and has had them for a few months, even befor WARN posted them on their site. He has a 12 bolt under his Green Beast now, and the Project Stinky 6.2 diesel that was in FourWheeler has the 10 bolt version under his. He is also doing a Bummer body I heard.

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    Last time I saw it in a magazine, the Off-Road Design green Blazer was using a 14 bolt rear axle. Anyways, 4x4 Power did a review of the Moser shafts for the 12 bolt rearend about a year ago. They said very good things about it and they're cheap. I bought them, but just haven't installed them yet.
     
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    Yep, have read all the mags stuff about moser, severl times even. Call Stephen Watson at ORD, he now has a 12 bolt full floater, matter of fact, it came out of a Chevy Van and is 4" wider than the stock rear end. He put 1/2 inch spacers and longer studs in the front to make them even.

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