Axle Fluid Recommendations. - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 03-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
Timberman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 493
Timberman is on a distinguished road
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!

"Greatness is not achieved without taking risk."
Timberman is offline   Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: So Cal.
Posts: 1,146
30-284 is on a distinguished road
I would ask ARB so there is no warranty problems as some rear end people don't want you to use any synthetics.


My Jeep is NOT an suv and Your suv is NOT a Jeep
30-284 is offline   Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 41,985
Jerry Bransford is on a distinguished road
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.
When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Axle upgrade and swap options jbone03 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 06-15-2011 06:44 AM
Which Axle Fluid ? nicolas-eric TJ Tech Forum 9 02-27-2008 03:08 PM
leak on rear axle by vent hose BlackJeepoftheFamily TJ Tech Forum 6 08-27-2006 10:17 AM
axle for 35's mrbigjeep TJ General Discussion Forum 6 04-24-2006 01:12 PM
Front and rear axle fluid Jick TJ Tech Forum 4 03-28-2006 10:44 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner