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Unread 11-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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One Piece Axle Install

I am installing the "Ten Factory" one piece axles into my narrow track CJ.

It seems the bearing spacer is about 0.100" too long. The directions say that I am to evenly grind this down or use the factory shims.

What has been your experiences? I believe that these axles are built the same as other brands such as Crown because the directions are exactly the same.

Is there a cheap source for factory shims? One of the factory shims I pulled out was 0.050" so I may only need a couple of those to make this work. (The main reason i plan to use shims to close the gap is because I am unable to pull the spacer out of the housing after I test fit it).

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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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I would take it to a machine shop and have them grind the spacer instead of trying it myself. While the instructions are similar, they aren't identical. Notice that Moser doesn't even mention shimming: http://www.moserengineering.com/aitd...aitfile_id/88/

You have 60 thousandths for tolerance and your spacer can't meet it? Unless there's something way strange about your axle, if it was me I'd return the axle set and order some Mosers or other quality kit for about the same price. I believe Superiors are gone now, though. Frankly, if you're comparing your axles to Crown or Omix, you're not saying much. (But for I know you pulled those names out of the sky for comparison) Yukons are supposed to be good as well.

To their credit, it does look like they're using Timken bearings, but it's the spacer sizing that matters.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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I was impressed with the quality of the Ten Factory kit. It did include Timken bearings. They are built by the same company in Chicago (Motive Gear) that builds the Richmond Powertrax and some other brands.

My seal is fully seated and I have about 0.160" clearance from the front of the bearing to the axle face. I havent tried the other side yet. I'll take some measurements and report back....
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Unread 11-10-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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Has anyone else had issues with the clearance of the bearing spacer on a 1 piece install?
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Normal for all of them, even the Mosers. I used the shims instead of grinding mine.

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Unread 11-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #6
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Anyone know of a cheap source for shims?
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Unread 11-10-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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