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Unread 12-16-2001, 05:35 PM   #1
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One Piece Axle

I am going to upgrade my Model-20 rear axle. How is the "Omix-Ada" Brand? I can find it for 229 while "Superior" would cost 299.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Unread 12-16-2001, 07:57 PM   #2
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Ive heard good things about moser. they run $299 never heard of omix brand
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Unread 12-17-2001, 04:09 AM   #3
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I JUST PURCHASED ONE PIECE AXLE KIT FROM MORRIS4X4 IN FLORIDA FOR $ 189.00 + 18.00 FOR SHIPPING ! I BELIEVE IT IS A SUPERIOR KIT ? OR OMIX-ADA . THESE GUYS HAVE GREAT PRICES AND I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANYBODY THAT CAN BEAT THEM !!!!! WWW.JEEP4X4CENTER.COM
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Unread 12-17-2001, 04:29 AM   #4
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SORRY LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN MORRI4X4 GOOD LUCK , JIM
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Unread 12-17-2001, 08:14 AM   #5
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Omix-Ada appears to be one of the largest suppliers of OEM CJ replacement parts, and one of the few that carries lots of stuff for flat fenders. Many companies sell unnammed parts that are, in fact, Omix-Ada. Particularly body parts. They are a leader in the industry.

However, a little informal poll of some people I consider more knowledgeble than myself tend to lean towards Superior for the one-piece axle kit. Rumor has it that they have very good customer support/service. Although there Moser is also considered quite good.

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Unread 12-17-2001, 08:58 AM   #6
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I have a the Moser axle kit - no complaints. A buddy of mine runs Moser as well with no complaints. The benefit of the Moser kit is the wheel lug bolts are installed - I believe you have to put them in yourself on the Superior kit and also on the Omix-Ada. I have seen this done and it can be a pain in the butt.

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Unread 12-17-2001, 09:35 AM   #7
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I believe the Superior has threadedlug bolts so there shouldn't be a problem there. Superior and Moser are priced the same around 300 dollars. Moser is the better name from what people say.

Omix is the other option simply because they run at 200 dollars. One guy here says they worked fine. How were there lug bolts? DO all the axle kits have a shimless design?
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Unread 12-18-2001, 08:31 AM   #8
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Warn full floater! Although expensive, is hands-down the best AMC 20 upgrade around.
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Unread 12-23-2001, 11:01 AM   #9
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Just my $0.02 worth

Would not spend a cent on the AMC 20 if you are going to do some serious work with it.
The tiny axle tubes scare me to death, even with a truss. Put the $$ into something strong, this is really true if you are going to have it for a long time.
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Unread 12-25-2001, 06:57 PM   #10
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Just my $0.02 worth

Would not spend a cent on the AMC 20 if you are going to do some serious work with it.
The tiny axle tubes scare me to death, even with a truss. Put the $$ into something strong, this is really true if you are going to have it for a long time.
Why not?? You have a 9" - not too much different from a well equipped AMC 20 IMO...
If someone opts to not spend the money on a 20, that's fine but at least do a REAL upgrade to a D/60 or a Corporate 14 bolt. I see people toss out their 20's all the time and go to a D/44 - this is not an upgrade folks - this axle has the same size tubes as an AMC 20 and a LOT smaller ring & pinion. A 9" is only a moderate upgrade so why not spend it on a real upgrade???
Just asking is all...I've seen the insides to all of them and am not just repeating what I've heard...
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Unread 12-25-2001, 09:53 PM   #11
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I am with you OldJeepGuy.

In the end it really depends on what you are going to do with your Jeep. There are situations where a Dana 70 is not enough, even with trusses on it. I say that because you can always go bigger and bader and still not bring enough to the table to get the job done.

The Model 20 is stronger that a Dana 44 when done right. I like the Moser axles but that is what I have and know. The others are probably fine maybe a little more headache but whatever.

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Unread 12-26-2001, 08:29 AM   #12
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I wheeled for 7 years on totally stock stuff including the two piece axles - this was doing moderately hard stuff in SoCal. I was told the axles would never hold up and planned on replacing them when the time came. Well a few months ago while wheeling a pretty rough local area I heard a loud BANG and assumed an axle had finally failed - here is what I found after getting the Jeep home:



This is a Trac-loc carrier sheared in half! The two piece axles were fine...
I replaced the carrier with an "open" one and added a PowerTrax no-slip locker and installed the Warn full-floating axle kit. I probably should have trussed the axle tubes as well. I have a spare AMC 20 housing that I'm planning to build if/when the need arises.
Keep in mind that this is on a trail Jeep, not an ARCA competitor! Bottom line is a D/44, Turd 9" and an AMC 20 will all give good service if setup right.
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Unread 12-27-2001, 07:55 PM   #13
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Old Jeep Guy;
My main concern was the 2 1/2 tubes in the 20. I know the R&P size are almost the same. The 9 inch housing has got to be stronger because it is one piece, also the locker and R&P is cheaper is on the 9 inch so that helps offset the cost of having a custom housing made.
As I said it was just MY 2 cents worth!!!
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Unread 01-03-2002, 08:22 PM   #14
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I went with superior one piece axles and while I was at it I purchased the factory posi-trac For what I do it has worked out in the amc 20. A guy can always build a tougher
axle, however then something else will give out in the drive line. good luck.
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Unread 01-09-2002, 04:50 PM   #15
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Anyone who did this swap have a good ( non spun) drivers wide track axle left over? Thanks
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