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Old 01-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #31
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I had a No-Slip in the front of my last TJ for well over 100K miles and I loved it. It was undetectable when I was in 2wd, it didn't even click like the Aussie and Lockright lockers do. I literally could not tell it was there until I shifted into 4x4.

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #32
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I have a d35 in my 99 and many years ago decided to put in a locker. So I put in an OX locker and a Super 35 kit. I spent a fortune on it and have not had a problem, BUT, if I had it to do over again I would have swapped it with an 8.8 and put the locker in it at the start. Probably would have been cheaper too. Bottom line...it's still a d35 and when I put in a V8 it will have to go.
BTW I have a Powertrax no slip in the front and love it. No snow in south Texas.

Is the 8.8 a better choice than the D44?

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If your rear axle is a Dana 35c, then yes replacing the OE carbon steel 27 spline axle shafts with either hardened alloy 27 or 30 spline (like in a Super 35 kit) will make the axle worthy of being locked. When a locker has been installed, I would limit the tire size with 27 spline hardened alloy shafts to 33" and 35" with hardened alloy 30 spline shafts.

How big of a difference is there between a 27 and 30 spline shaft?
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #34
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How big of a difference is there between a 27 and 30 spline shaft?
I've seen statements of an increase in strength of 25% - 30%, when upgrading to a 30 spline chromoly shaft.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:32 AM   #35
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I've seen statements of an increase in strength of 25% - 30%, when upgrading to a 30 spline chromoly shaft.

Sorry for all the questions, this is an area i dont know much about, but which company makes good 30 spline shafts or does it matter? I was looking at http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...egory_Code=AXL and they have some there
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Sorry for all the questions, this is an area i dont know much about, but which company makes good 30 spline shafts or does it matter?
Superior Axle makes the shafts I run, that's a company with a sterling reputation for high quality and very strong axle shafts.
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What about the quality of G2 axles? I read somewhere that they were made by Superior, but wasn't sure if that was true or not.
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What about the quality of G2 axles? I read somewhere that they were made by Superior, but wasn't sure if that was true or not.
I believe G2 axle and gears are 4wheelparts and 4wd. I would take Alloy and Superior brand any day.

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