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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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and don't use your Rover for Grizzly wrangling anymore.


Haha I run from those things ,

------ Follow up post added March 14th, 2013 10:39 AM ------

Well at least we know the ARBs and GBR gears are strong as well.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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I was wondering how you twisted up RovingTrack axle shafts then saw you are on 36" Swampers. Although they don't look too badly twisted.

Wish I could find the picture of the 30 spline Toy vs a stock 24 spline LR axle - pretty good sized difference between the 2. I'm hoping I should be fine with the 30 spline and 35"s.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:02 PM
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I am now running 37" BFGs now lighter and less traction so should be better off now. I am impressed how much abuse the drivetrain CAN take on a rover if its left light weight. Im sure something would have broke if it was a loaded down Disco

So you guys think theses axles are still usable?

I have a friend building a rangie on 33" tires his is a automatic 3.9 ltr stock. Hes still running 10 spline so these have to be stronger even twisted than 10 splines.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Yeah Swampers can run pretty heavy especially compared to a BFG. The might be close in OD as well.

I would think the axle shafts would be fine on a 33" tired rig but you might want to check with the guys on Pirate. They have way more background on the subject than I do.
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I think they still are. I bought a used set of front GBRs from Ron and they had some twisting in them. I think it would take a hell of a lot of abuse to loose an aftermarket axle. Did you put new drive flanges on the end of those bad boys?

Generally question to all, how often do the drive flanges go out/strip out etc?


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I am now running 37" BFGs now lighter and less traction so should be better off now. I am impressed how much abuse the drivetrain CAN take on a rover if its left light weight. Im sure something would have broke if it was a loaded down Disco

So you guys think theses axles are still usable?

I have a friend building a rangie on 33" tires his is a automatic 3.9 ltr stock. Hes still running 10 spline so these have to be stronger even twisted than 10 splines.
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I am now running 37" BFGs now lighter and less traction so should be better off now.
Hey,
it's been a long time since I mashed the pedal while on my 36" Swampers,
but I always found them relatively light (bias) for the tire being...especially compared to radial ones (by feeling my SSRs seem heavier).

Did you weight or check those 37" (KM2?) on the BF website?
And post a pic
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I think they still are. I bought a used set of front GBRs from Ron and they had some twisting in them. I think it would take a hell of a lot of abuse to loose an aftermarket axle. Did you put new drive flanges on the end of those bad boys?

Generally question to all, how often do the drive flanges go out/strip out etc?
Thanks Clay

I will let him know the axles may work out for him. I did put GBR drive flanges on the Maxi Drives. Not sure On how often the flanges go my stock front flanges started getting some slop in them and I replaced them with after markets and they fit nice and snug now.

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Hey,
it's been a long time since I mashed the pedal while on my 36" Swampers,
but I always found them relatively light (bias) for the tire being...especially compared to radial ones (by feeling my SSRs seem heavier).

Did you weight or check those 37" (KM2?) on the BF website?
And post a pic

I didn't weigh them so im going by what the difference it made in over all performance and how they felt during the tire swap lifting them seemed the BFGs to be lighter.

The 36" TSLs where on a 15x10" steel wheel and the 37s are on a 17" beadlock.
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What kind of rims/make are those I am in the market to go with some 35s on beadlocks now that I have the 3 inch lift in.
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Walker Evans beadlocks, they are pretty nice and balanced out great.
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The sure way to stop the axle slop is to pull the flange and axle apart and clean them well and then beat the flange onto the shaft as far as it will go and then tig the backside and under the dust cap and reinstall! I've done this on multiple sets and even did a few for Bill when people were returning them due to slop on the splines. On the other hand...you can always sqeeze a set of Ian's "Force 9's" under you rig. Good luck!
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