Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
.........I'd only go for aftermarket axle tube seals for the tube opening if my Jeep lived in the mud pits.
They won't hold out the mud and water indefinitely, even when properly maintained with periodic shots of grease. Unfortunately, one of my wheeling areas will have mud holes that are in between obstacles, after a rain. I recently had to make a trail repair and when I pulled a front axle shaft, it was covered in soupy mud. I know Blaine despises them but, he's in the south west, as well. I don't know what the answer is for those of us that hate mud but, has to traverse the stuff while wheeling.