Originally Posted by Red90
You should also carry spare half shafts as they break at the diff before anything else with these axles. Usually the short side.
Good advice. I do this for the Jeep with the half shaft/Ujoint/stub axle. Similar set of axle and CV would make a good trail spare, alebit a little more messy, I guess throw some CV grease packets in as well......
------ Follow up post added August 24th, 2019 06:56 PM ------
Originally Posted by Sir Sam
I agree for the cost of new shafts. For this round I'm going to cut through the tack welds and attempt to reuse the shafts. I was hoping to use the vehicle for the upcoming holiday weekend of camping and wheeling.
Price you pay when you have to order parts and cut it close to the date.
I also see some wear on the stub axle so I'm regretting pulling them out of my shopping cart now.
Turns out I wasn't seeing it clearly last night, the 2 tack welds are on the collar that sits on the splines not the actual shaft itself.
Still don't understand why......but I got the old CVs off, seems like only the left CV had issues, but I'm getting them both replaced along with all new seals, bearings, etc.