Yukon shafts

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  1. jamber2541

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    I am tired of looking for a Dana 60, I am running 35" tires and a limited slip on a Dana 44, I will not be going to bigger tires anytime in the near future as this is my DD. I have an offer to pick up some Yukon 4340 axles for a really good price, question is would it be worth it?
     
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    my buddy beat the crap out of his truck and went threw 4-5 motors and run 38x12.50x15 tsl swampers. all he had was stock corp shafts with prem ujoints in them. never realy had a problem. possibly 2-3 shafts in 4-5 year time frame.

    but if you know you will break and want protection then i say go for it.

    but my opinion is bias as i run all 60 fronts. :D
     
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    Buy them, run them and keep your stockers as spares. No worries.
     
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    thanks guys, I wanted them from the start I just needed someone to twist my arm a little, what about U-joints...ctm, yukon, longfields???
     
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    Run your rig on the road? I'd keep something with needle bearings if it sees street use, but that's just my opinion.
     
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    If you mean does he need 4wd on the road.. probably not. Looks like he's from Eagle pass, TX, (I'm guessing) and not likely to see any snow/ice on the roads.. or not enough to warrant needing 4wd for. So, there shouldn't be any concern with running 4wd at higher speeds for extended periods.
     
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    I've got a Yukon shaft in my rear 10bolt. And definately better that the stock axels... And for about $100 a piece, why not?
     
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    heres the thing, I just found out he is getting rid of them because he found himeself a Dana 60, and the shafts come with Lonfields already on them. I am from El Paso, we see snow about twice a year and I never run 4WD on the street.
     
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    I say go for it. I ran 38s (albeit open diff) with a 10b front for a couple of years no problems at all.

    Also if you don't run four wheel drive on the road any kind of u joint will work for you.
     
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    Do it.
     
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    I figured either El Paso or the other.

    I say go for too. I bought longfields and 4340 yukon's inner & outer on my D60, and it will still see plenty of street duty once they're in.
     
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    Be careful and grease the longfields religiously. They can gall if not greased. They are not recommended for street duty. Even with the front end not engaged the ujoint still turns every time you turn the steering wheel. The ujoint is what allows the wheels to turn so obviously if you turn the ujoint moves.

    Harley
     

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