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Old 04-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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New axle shafts?

Local shop worked on my 03 Rubi last week. I went wheeling on Sunday and discovered they failed to torque driver side rear wheel properly. Wheel and lugs are ruined. So now I get to order my new Raceline monster bead-locks I've been wanting. Wife can't say no now! Anyway now the question is do I go ahead and upgrade the shafts to G2 chromoly while I have them out or not? If I do upgrade shafts is there anything else in there I should upgrade? Comments, suggestions appreciated.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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What type of wheeling do you do? Alloy shafts aren't normally needed with 33" tires, 35" tires are the usual size when wheelers start installing alloy shafts.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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I'm in middle TN so I mainly wheel woods and some mud. Not a lot of rocky stuff but plenty of hills. I plan on upgrading to the RE 5.5" long arm with 35's in the future and just thinking that since I have it apart already I might as well go ahead and upgrade them now. I can get them for $250, tax free and free shipping from
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