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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
beedees
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Square peg in a round hole...new axles WTH?

Received my new axles today from Alloy USA, and have spline studs (as usual) that I am expected to press into round holes on the axle flange. Every axle I have ever seen has the splined holes. Am I missing something here? Spline dia. .625, hole dia. is .600. Any thoughts here before I make a fool out of myself? Thanks

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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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Received my new axles today from Alloy USA, and have spline studs (as usual) that I am expected to press into round holes on the axle flange. Every axle I have ever seen has the splined holes. Am I missing something here? Spline dia. .625, hole dia. is .600. Any thoughts here before I make a fool out of myself? Thanks
Repost this in the WK forum. Someone here may know something though.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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Thats funny, Iv'e never seen a splined hole on a new axle.
OEM, Moser, Yukon, Strange ect.
The hole becomes splined when the stud is pressed in.
On some aftermarket studs (ARP) you may have to open the hole a tad. Check manufacturers specs.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:21 AM   #4
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I pull them in with an impact wrench before I install the axle.
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