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Old 06-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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i own a 03 jeep rubicon with a 6 inch fabtech long arm kit and 35 inch tires. For some reason i keep breakin my dana 44 front axles?? It always seems to start with blowing the u joint then from there the ears tear off my stub shaft. the sub shaft then hits my inner shaft and bends the ears on that all up. anyone got any ideas on what i can do to fix this problem?

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Do you keep your lockers engaged driving around, or going downhill on an obstacle? Be sure to only engage them when you find yourself not going further - ESPECIALLY the front.

If you're using your lockers properly and you still find yourself with the same problem (which you really shouldn't) - you may want to upgrade to some alloy or chromoly shafts

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Old 06-26-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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Do you keep your lockers engaged driving around, or going downhill on an obstacle? Be sure to only engage them when you find yourself not going further - ESPECIALLY the front.

If you're using your lockers properly and you still find yourself with the same problem (which you really shouldn't) - you may want to upgrade to some alloy or chromoly shafts
I will second this... I have had my 35's on for a couple years now, and still am running the stock shafts... Make sure if you don't NEED the front to shut it off. It will help your turn radius too. Otherwise, I don't have any suggestions, but I hear there are a few companies that make a great Dana 60 front...
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have heard a lot of Rubicon owners talk of this problem. Just had a friend get his whole axle replaced by warranty, from this problem, same year model too. I am not sure if people are leaving the front lockers on all the time, or what. It is not a good idea to use them, unless you need them, and try to only use them while driving a straight line. Either that, or pay extra for the beefed up alloy's, like superior, or the other one, can't remember it. I followed a 12 page thread on the Rubicon Owners Forum about this problem. I think it has to do with people thinking that Rubicons, are indestructible, just my hunch. You can break anything if you try hard enough. As they say, don't replace it when it breaks, beef it up. Go with stronger components, they make them.
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