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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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8.8 explorer axle shafts ->discs in drums 1/8" difference

Drum brake 8.8 explorer axle shafts are 1/8" longer on each side than disc brake axle shafts. Fact.

With such a minute difference, I would think you could utilize disc brake axle shafts as spares right?
I'd assume that prolonged use would be bad because the drum wouldnt fully cover the shoe and create a groove?

Just food for thought...

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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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When you look at how much spline is in contact with the carrier that little bit won't matter if you can get your c clips in there.

They're stout shafts.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Hmm, yea, the shorter length could make C-clips an issue or maybe require the s-spring removal if LSD.

strength is definately not an issue.

I was thinking of the drum brakes the wrong way, they may actually hit the backing plate without a spacer.
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I don't mean to sound negative but I don't think you'll need spares for it.
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I agree.

Just bored at work and making chit up in my head to make work.
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Its always wise to "explore" every scenario. I thought mine were tougher than nails til I found out I had a bad batch of shafts. Superior sent me a new one quickly though.

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Way to put them to the test!
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If anyone needs testing done, I will be happy to help. I'm not easy on my jeep and it shows.
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Its always wise to "explore" every scenario. I thought mine were tougher than nails til I found out I had a bad batch of shafts. Superior sent me a new one quickly though.
When did you get the bad batch? I just put in their c-clip elim kit last year, forgot exactly when.
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Mac said it was from a couple years ago as my kit stayed in the box for a while before I installed it. The fact that I bough it secondhand and they still honored the warranty says leaps and bounds about their company.
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I put in a super 88 in mine 4 years ago and and have treated it very...poorly, and no issues. So I did not get a bad shaft.
A good thing!

What kind of warranty does the super 88 come with? was it 10 years or was it lifetime?

I also have a set of Super 30 shafts from AlloyUSA. I am guessing that they have absolutely NO warranty at all. They were a 10 year warranty, but it was more a case of the warranty is only as good as the company offering it...
But I doubt I can break them either(I have sort of tried too.) Am careful not to bind them up, as that can even pop these super shafts.
Not sure a warranty means much on these, though. They work immediately or break.
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I'm pretty sure its a lifetime warranty on the shafts from superior. I have ten factory shafts up front and have nine years left on the warranty on those.
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Did Ten factory take on the AlloyUSA warranty claims?
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Good question... I'm sure they would honor them. I would still love a set of superior shafts up front.
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Me too.
I couldn't afford Superior at the time, there was a difference of a few hundred dollars between the AlloyUSA and the Superior Super 30 kit(the super 30 includes a locker(ARB in my case) and that raises the cost to astronomical levels). But with the Super 88(no locker needed), there WAS only one maker, so the choice of which kit to get was easy. At the time anyhow, there are other choices now, but not then.
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