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Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Time for axle shafts

Ok I want to go with Superior axle shafts. But qTec wants 419 before shipping and that comes out to 58 bucks or so more. Anyone know a deal or right place to buy them? Any discount codes or know the right guy to talk to for them? I hear Savvy offroad can drop ship them in old posts but what's the real turn around time for them. I can get around fine w stock shafts for now no issues I just won't test anything hard until I get shafts. Going to be on 35's soon and don't want to have trail issues without them!

Thanks. For a Dana 44 BTW in my Rubicon.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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Call Superior directly and make sure they have the shafts to sell. I have heard that their lead times are out of control.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Call Superior directly and make sure they have the shafts to sell. I have heard that their lead times are out of control.
I will tomorrow thanks. Hopefully they do or at least a reasonable turn around.

Is it those or busy as far as other brands. Like alloy and Ten companies?
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I would wait for Superior shafts as long as the lead time was not over a couple months. I run Alloy USA shafts, but only because Superior Chromalloy shafts are not available for my dana 35. They have been good on my locked rear end, but wish they were Superior Shafts.
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I would wait for Superior shafts as long as the lead time was not over a couple months. I run Alloy USA shafts, but only because Superior Chromalloy shafts are not available for my dana 35. They have been good on my locked rear end, but wish they were Superior Shafts.
Are Superior shafts really superior compared to Alloy USA
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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Well they don't have a release date yet for them. Dammit. I'm not stuck needing them. I'm putting 35's on in few weeks and need axle seals done as well so I'm just doing all together. Hopefully I don't break anything if I get a good wheeling day in. Im sure if I make it out ill be fine though
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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I just completed installing a new set of Superior Axle Discovery shafts into my rear D44 Sunday. I wanted their Evolution shafts, of course, but with their current long lead time and after speaking with Mac, Superior Axle's Vice President, and Blaine Johnson (aka Black Magic Brakes) who is an axle expert, I was surprised to learn that the slightly less expensive Discovery shafts are made to the same specs as the Evolutions with the exact same materials, rolled splines, and heat treatment process. The Discoveries are made for them in India and the Evos are made in the US... so as much as I wanted the US-made Evolutions, I took their word and went with the Discoveries. Not to mention I couldn't get the Evo's either so Discovery axle shafts it was. 10 year warranty vs. lifetime warranty but Mac and Blaine assured me I was getting essentially the same axle shaft and strength with the same extremely low failure rates.

Their Discovery series axle shafts kits are on the shelf, I got mine the next day after ordering. I replaced the Alloy USA shafts my used TJ came with, I just don't trust Alloy USA shafts... especially after seeing Larry Nichol's (Crawl Magazine assoc. editor) snapped 35 spline Alloy USA shaft just after it broke doing a trail called Spooners Canyon in Johnson Valley. One thing that is cool about their current kits... not only do they come with the usual SET-10 bearings, bearing retainers, seals, and wheel studs, they now come with both drum and disk style retainer brackets... something I used to have to go to the dealer for. My first set of shafts didn't come with that bracket.
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I just completed installing a new set of Superior Axle Discovery shafts into my rear D44 Sunday. I wanted their Evolution shafts, of course, but with their current long lead time and after speaking with Mac, Superior Axle's Vice President, and Blaine Johnson (aka Black Magic Brakes) who is an axle expert, I was surprised to learn that the slightly less expensive Discovery shafts are made to the same specs as the Evolutions with the exact same materials, rolled splines, and heat treatment process. The Discoveries are made for them in India and the Evos are made in the US... so as much as I wanted the US-made Evolutions, I took their word and went with the Discoveries. Not to mention I couldn't get the Evo's either so Discovery axle shafts it was. 10 year warranty vs. lifetime warranty but Mac and Blaine assured me I was getting essentially the same axle shaft and strength with the same extremely low failure rates.

Their Discovery series axle shafts kits are on the shelf, I got mine the next day after ordering. I replaced the Alloy USA shafts my used TJ came with, I just don't trust Alloy USA shafts... especially after seeing Larry Nichol's (Crawl Magazine assoc. editor) snapped 35 spline Alloy USA shaft just after it broke doing a trail called Spooners Canyon in Johnson Valley. One thing that is cool about their current kits... not only do they come with the usual SET-10 bearings, bearing retainers, seals, and wheel studs, they now come with both drum and disk style retainer brackets... something I used to have to go to the dealer for. My first set of shafts didn't come with that bracket.
Appreciate the input. I called superior and they don't have a clue when they expect to ship the Evo series. Talked about discovery ones and he said same thing you just did about material blue prints and outsourcing it. I rather their product if I'm not purchasing USA built. Least buying it right from the source. Appreciate the help and BOY did it save me some money!!!!!!! Pretty happy about that one. Said will ship tomorrow or Friday due to getting the bearings in the kit to ship. That's fast enough for me I'm not in a rush, just excited.

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