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Old 05-17-2015, 03:34 PM
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So im looking into upgrading my axle shafts to Chromoly shafts. Is there a brand that has a better reputation for longer lasting, more durable shafts, or is chromoly the same no matter the name of the box it comes in

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Chromoly axle shafts fit into two categories: Made in the USA and imported. Foreign made axle shafts are obviously less expensive than their domestic counterparts. Your budget will dictate which axle shafts are right for you. I have personally never had any issues with durability of my Ten Factory axle shafts and they are imported.

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Chromoly axle shafts fit into two categories: Made in the USA and imported. Foreign made axle shafts are obviously less expensive than their domestic counterparts. Your budget will dictate which axle shafts are right for you. I have personally never had any issues with durability of my Ten Factory axle shafts and they are imported.
Ok cool, do you know if yours are 4130 or 4140? and how much of a difference it makes between the two?
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The difference in 4130 vs 4140 - 4130 being slightly easier to machine and weld. The real difference is between 4140 and 4340, and in that case 4340 is harder and has about 15% more tensile strength than 4140.

Take a look at Revolution Gear and Axle products. While a bit more than the imported stuff, it is made in the USA with good steel. More info on that here: Remember Superior Axle? - JeepForum.com
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https://www.4lowparts.com/shop/produ...ion-gear-axle/
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The difference in 4130 vs 4140 - 4130 being slightly easier to machine and weld. The real difference is between 4140 and 4340, and in that case 4340 is harder and has about 15% more tensile strength than 4140.

Take a look at Revolution Gear and Axle products. While a bit more than the imported stuff, it is made in the USA with good steel. More info on that here: Remember Superior Axle? - JeepForum.com
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https://www.4lowparts.com/shop/produ...ion-gear-axle/
Killer man, thank you for the info!
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