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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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Axles with a twist

Been going through the 90 to get it up and going for this summer. And what do I find .
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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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I've years axles can twist 720 degrees before breaking. Not sure if that's true but if it is that's crazy

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I've years axles can twist 720 degrees before breaking. Not sure if that's true but if it is that's crazy
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Are they stock?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Frankly, I would still run them if they are aftermarket. That is no where close to breaking twist.
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Frankly, I would still run them if they are aftermarket. That is no where close to breaking twist.
I agree, but carry a spare. Too bad you can't swap sides!
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I have a different sensitivity to known defects and would replace it. It would then become a spare.
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Those are spares quality.
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They don't break until well over one complete rotation (usually around two complete rotations). Go over to pirate4x4 and see. People put sharpie marks along the length and they end up looking like barber poles.
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They don't break until well over one complete rotation (usually around two complete rotations). Go over to pirate4x4 and see. People put sharpie marks along the length and they end up looking like barber poles.
For stock axles, yes. These are certainly not stock.
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For stock axles, yes. These are certainly not stock.
Stock axles are actually more bittle and are less able to twist. If you look at the metalurgy of 4340 you will see. Lots of stuff out there.
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These look like Rovertracks to me, so not 4340.

I'm not sure what makes you think stock axles are brittle. All testing I've seen shows otherwise....

Ashcroft tests: http://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co...0halfshaft.JPG Well over 2 full turns on a stock rear shaft. 246 degrees for the 4340 shaft.
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Interesting.

I stand corrected.
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Hey Guys

These are indeed Rovertracks axles, I have pulled them out of the 90 and put in a set of Maxi Drives with GBR drive flanges. Not sure how they will hold up to abuse but we will see. The maxi drives are older from 04 05 time frame have lived a pretty easy life in a 94 Disco. Side by side the Rovertracks are larger than the Maxidrive units, the maxis tapper after the splines and Rovertracks are same diameter all the to the flange.
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Side by side the Rovertracks are larger than the Maxidrive units, the maxis tapper after the splines and Rovertracks are same diameter all the to the flange.
As long as the wasted area is 30.1 mm or larger, it will still be stronger than the splined area. If you start killing those, you need to get to a larger spline size....
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