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Unread 09-16-2014, 09:59 PM   #1
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Axle, time to replace

This is the weta I have on my one pulled axle, other is just aged, probably 160,000 miles give or take (rough conversion from km). Going to order a new set online (don't want to have more maintainance and I'm paying shipping anyways.
My question is how to confirm spline cound, I believe there were 27 where it inserts to the dif and 54 at the hub. Is there anything specifically I need to watch for when ordering and any brand to stay away from? Will be ordering from a Canadian warehouse so don't have to pay customs.

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Unread 09-17-2014, 06:22 AM   #2
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Should be the second one for w/disc brakes. Anyone use those axles before? Opinions?
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Unread 09-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #3
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Sure you want to spend $300+ on both axles rather than getting them from a jy? But know that's a lot of work if you retrieve them yourself. If the driver's side is just aged w/o the bearing damage/wear on the shaft like the one in your pic I'd be tempted to still use it.

I've heard the Dorman axles are OK, nothing special, but don't have any personal experience with them. The price of the Dorman 630306 in your link seems kinda high at $161 and it's $138 at RockAuto. But not sure how much your Canadian duty is, or shipping charges, so maybe they're about the same price?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?ck[ID]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=USD&ck[PHP_SESSION_ID]=94fc1vbp7v8m3pnsga3984it50
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Unread 09-17-2014, 09:50 AM   #4
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They rated the shipping at almost the same, however I know the "base" customs charge is 8% and 5% taxes however last time I ordered from the states it was a $62 package and I got dinged $30.50 by customs.
Did some rough math in my head, if I get charged the low end it'll be 15-20 bucks cheaper ordering from rock auto, but if I get dinged like I have a history of then it'll cost upwards of $260 from rock auto.
Brings up the preverbial rock and a hard place lol.

The other axle is just lightly tarnished with age, no bearing wear, the wear was only on the side with the bad seal.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 12:19 PM   #5
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I bought mine with a bad driver's side axle like that. Put in a JY axle and have driven it another 60,000 miles with no problems. Of course the JY charged $125 for the axle and new ones are $150. They'd have sold me the whole rear for $150. But the new one had to be ordered and I didn't need a whole rear.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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I will probably go with the dorman axle and see how it is, probably about the same as stock and it comes with a two year warranty I believe so should be good, plus I think it came with new bolts, seal, bearing, and c-clip so I will have a spare seal and bearing if these go. All I'm gonna need is stock strength since it's not gonna be hitting trails, some back roads to visit people and the odd camping trip so guess I may be the Guinea pig and let you guys know how good they are.
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