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Old 03-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Axle Fluid Recommendations.

Hey Guys and Gals,

Could any of you please provide me with some Axle Fluid Recommendations?

I am about to eclipse my 500 miles break-in period with my ARBs and Superior Axle upgrade and I have to change the fluid.

I have heard that many love the Royal Purple Max Gear, but I have also heard not to run synthetic in these axles..

I am going to be wheeling in a medium to moderate fashion with very little towing (if any)..

Thanks in advance!

Timber

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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I would ask ARB so there is no warranty problems as some rear end people don't want you to use any synthetics.

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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As 30-284 mentioned, stay away from a synthetic gear lube and go with a mineral based lube like Torco, Valvoline, etc.. Your ARB does not require any special additives so any GL-5 or GL-6 will be fine. On the synthetic gear lube thing, axle manufacturers have recently, surprisingly to a whole lot of them, discovered that the R&P gears run hotter with synthetic gear lubes. Currently recently changed their axle warranty to require a mineral-based non-synthetic gear lube to keep their warranty in effect. They were having an unusually high number of R&P failures in their axles and traced it to those customers having swapped out the mineral-based gear lube Currie loaded them with with synthetic gear lubes.
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