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post #1 of 30 Old 08-26-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Now that Superior is gone, whose axle shafts are next up in quality?

Hi all,

Going to go to alloy shafts on my D30 for extra strength up front and get the bigger U-joint. Staying with 27 spline. Have a leaking D30 passenger side shaft after TJ shaft conversion so I might as well do it all at once.

Who do you recommend for shaft quality and a fair price now that Superior is gone?

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I have been happy with my Yukon shafts!

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Ten factory or alloy USA.

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My one experience with Alloy USA was not great. Have yukon now and have beat on them pretty good, so far.






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Had them for about 35,000 miles and am pleased. (they are 30 spline though=stronger)
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Thanks folks. Really appreciate the info on this. I was leaning toward 10 Factory but they don't advertise as hard as Yukon does so I wanted to make sure and I hadn't heard as much about them.

Seems like Yukon has BIG ad dollars for suppliers
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Alloyusa has a new type that's all pretty and gold. They're supposed to be improved. Either way, I went ten factory.

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post #10 of 30 Old 08-26-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick update. Do the full shaft kits usually include the inner differential seal? Not sure about that. This would be when you eliminate the CAD system.
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My ten factory did. Otherwise if you want TJ shafts I will send you an extra seal I have.

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HooRah and thanks for quick update. Nope I'm good on the seal. Placing order now for 10 factory kit.

Now to focus on rear axle choice...

Like the value of 8.8 but the low sitting diff and pinion offset (left to right) has me worried.

Any vibration with your setup?
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With a SYE and DC driveshaft, there is zero vibration. If you were closer I would invite you for a test drive.

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HooRah and thanks for quick update. Nope I'm good on the seal. Placing order now for 10 factory kit.

Now to focus on rear axle choice...

Like the value of 8.8 but the low sitting diff and pinion offset (left to right) has me worried.

Any vibration with your setup?
The 8.8 is the way to go man I love mine, like anticanman I am also running c-clip eliminators kit with chromoly shafts. I am again running the ultimate 8.8 kit from Yukon back there!

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Best stuff out there.

I wouldn't touch Alloy or Yukon and 10 factory is only a minor step up.
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