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post #1 of 4 Old 06-26-2003, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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will the axles hold up?

swapping in a 360, will the 2-piece 20 hold up to my abuse? even if i upgrade to the one piece will they hold up? and to what tire size is my maximum? want to run 33's

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The two piece might hold up for a while. All depending how hard you are on the skinny pedal. One piece will be great for 33's.

Some may argue that the AMC 20 rear end w. one piece axles is stronger than the Dana 44

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I would definately be gentle on the 2piece. The one piece will hold up just fine.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-26-2003, 10:17 PM
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buy yourself trail spare shafts and a spare flange. make sure the flange nut is torqued and then drive the piss outta the jeep. if you spin you replace with the spare and get home. you now know that your 360 is too much for the two piece shafts and swap in one-piece axles and sell your old two piece shafts and flanges to some one else looking for trail spares.

the cycle goes on and on until some one is carrying trail spares that have been in bout 5 other jeeps.....

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