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Old 11-29-2015, 11:25 AM
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Axle Shaft Replacement Recommends

Hey everyone,

I just had an axle shaft break on my Rubicon, 2014.

Obviously i would like to upgrade this part. But I want it to be significantly stronger.

Ive been recommended this part:

Dana Spicer Wrangler Passenger Side Upgraded Axle Shaft Assembly 2014169-2 (07-16 Wrangler Rubicon JK Dana 44 Front) - Free Shipping

Any other suggestions? I have heard chromoly is what I want but I'm not to sure what that is.

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Good time to break. Venders have some killer deals going on.

Like said for the price of OEM you are better off spending the money on better shafts.

Edit: I just found this. You might want to call and make sure the u-joint yoke is the same as stock.
http://www.northridge4x4.com/g2-jk-2...t-197-2051-005

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curious about what you were doing when it broke and what size rubber are you running.
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curious about what you were doing when it broke and what size rubber are you running.
To be honest I wasn't doing anything crazy I was in 4wd and on snow and ice. I was parked and reversed out and must of turned to hard or something and heard a pop. Thought I ran over something but apparently it was my front axle shaft. Not sure if this was the moment it broke or if I was just hearing it for the first time because every time i reverse I hear it pop again.

I'm running. 35" km2s and a 3'5 in lift
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I would hit the dealer up and try and get it warrantied and maybe just pay the difference between a stock one and the upgraded one.
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I would hit the dealer up and try and get it warrantied and maybe just pay the difference between a stock one and the upgraded one.
You think they would warranty it even though I'm lifted and have bigger tires ?
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You think they would warranty it even though I'm lifted and have bigger tires ?
I have a 14 jkur with 2.5" RK lift and 35's and they replaced my leaking front axle seals. It might be worth it to borrow some stock rubi rims/tires and slap on. but just backing up should not snap an axle. 35 km's are really not huge tires.
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I have a 14 jkur with 2.5" RK lift and 35's and they replaced my leaking front axle seals. It might be worth it to borrow some stock rubi rims/tires and slap on. but just backing up should not snap an axle. 35 km's are really not huge tires.
Good point I'll check with the dealer
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If it's not covered, and you have to replace them, and you can afford it, go for the RCVs. They are PRICEY, but they are bomb proof.
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I would bet they use that as an excuse to not cover it under warranty although, I have an extended warranty and it states it won't cover anything if I go over 35" tires. I don't know your specifics, but I'd give it a try. All they can do is say no. Good luck with it.
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If it's not covered, and you have to replace them, and you can afford it, go for the RCVs. They are PRICEY, but they are bomb proof.
What are RCV's? Thanks!
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What are RCV's? Thanks!
they are very nice axle shafts. google them. Not cheap but very strong as they do away with the ujoint.
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RCV's Nice but overkill and not as easy to install.
Not that much harder than a standard shaft. Hardest part is putting the dust boot on and they give you a tool to do that.
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RCV's Nice but overkill and not as easy to install.
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I got lucky and got one axle shaft replaced under warranty. I was on 35's and a BB, broke it wheeling. Told them what happened and they gave me a new one and even put it in. Just hope you a nice dealer
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How much are stock rubi axle shafts worth?
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How much are stock rubi axle shafts worth?
Depends where you get them from. I got a complete set of Crown auto , inners and outers, left and right for $335. From the dealer would be substantially more.

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