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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #1021
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Not with my MTZs. BFG ATs on the other hand suck *** at that pressure.



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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #1022
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Found this in some random searching and I had to post it in your thread after you didnt buy used tires from Galloways ... They are after you
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #1023
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Found this in some random searching and I had to post it in your thread after you didnt buy used tires from Galloways ... They are after you
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Unread 06-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #1024
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Picked up the tires and u joints this morning. Very happy with my purchase. Here is the deal though. The Super Joints still have chromo inner axle shafts attached to them. I had to pay more for the joints because the guy didn't want to separate, but I still got a great deal anyway and can sell the chromos for ~$100-150 if I want (only paid $200 for the joints and shafts). The chromos are for a F150 hp44. Im currently building a F250 hp44 though, and for some stupid reason they have slightly different axle shaft lengths. As I ranted about a couple pages back, I still need a driver side inner chromo for my f250 housing. The f150 driver side inner that I bought with the u joints is exactly 0.29" longer than the f250 shaft. That is completely stupid. They are from similar year model vehicles, why not have interchangeable parts? What I need to know is if that .29" is enough to make a difference. I'm hoping there is enough leeway in the carrier to allow the slightly longer shaft. That would keep me from having to spend $100 on a new chromo. Anyone have a definitive answer for me? If not Im gonna post a thread about it.

The passenger side f150 shaft is well over an inch shorter than the f250 shaft, so I know that one is of no use to me. Even a cheapo USA Standard passenger inner shaft is $150 new for a f150, so even selling it alone I should be able to grab $75 or so (pretty sure these shafts are Alloy USA).
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:19 AM   #1025
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Synergy Suspension track bar mount and control arm mounts came in yesterday. Very nice stuff.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #1026
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For the 1/4" longer shaft it is easy enough to cut it off with a grinder and cut off wheel and re-bevel it with s grinder and flap wheel. There should be plenty of splines. For the 1" longer one, not so much.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #1027
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For the 1/4" longer shaft it is easy enough to cut it off with a grinder and cut off wheel and re-bevel it with s grinder and flap wheel. There should be plenty of splines. For the 1" longer one, not so much.
I'm more worried about the seal surface lining up. I'll need to check that first. I don't want to just start grinding on it and find out I ruined a perfectly good shaft.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #1028
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I really don't think you'll have any issue with 1/4". My Superior shafts were 1/4" too long and bottomed out on my E-Locker cross pin. Hacked off 1/4", re-bevelled, installed and moved on. The front shafts are going to move in and out on whier own when you turn, and the seal surface is usually far enough out and large enough to allow for that. But, it would be easy enough for you to measure and be sure.

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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #1029
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Trying to decide between MetalCloak Duroflex joints and Barnes 4wd Enduro joints for my front 3 link. I have a couple of Enduro joints on my TJ, they are high quality. I need 5 joints for the front. Right now I can get the enduro joints for $204 plus shipping, while the duroflex are $295 plus shipping.

Advantages for enduro joints:

Chromoly housing
5/8" bolt
Cheaper to rebuild ($6)


Advantages for duroflex joints:

Better ride quality?


The better ride quality of the duroflex would be nice, but I'm not sure they are worth $90 more. That $90 would cover the rest of the parts I need for the 3 link.

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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #1030
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I wouldn't worry about the joints as related to ride quality. As long as you don't have worn out joints with excessive play you won't notice a defference.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #1031
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I wouldn't worry about the joints as related to ride quality. As long as you don't have worn out joints with excessive play you won't notice a defference.
Do you have experience with both joints? My Duroflex joints ride nicer than my old RE joints and I know Imped has said the same.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #1032
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Chris may ran those enduro Barnes joints on his race truck and never had one slop out on him. And he beat the snot out of them. I'd so go barnes
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #1033
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Do you have experience with both joints? My Duroflex joints ride nicer than my old RE joints and I know Imped has said the same.
Personally, I'm less concerned about ride quality than durability. I really like the fact that the Enduro joints have a larger bolt size and are chromolly instead of forged steel like the Duroflex. Will I ever damage a duroflex joint? Probably not, but I do know that I may end up turning this Jeep into a race rig several years from now, so I want to use the strongest parts possible instead of replacing parts later on. Plus, Barnes has been testing their joints for over a year now without failure on buggys that have been able to damage johnny joints before. Even ignoring cost I'm really leaning more towards the enduro joints. Strength outweighs ride quality in my book.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #1034
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Do you have experience with both joints? My Duroflex joints ride nicer than my old RE joints and I know Imped has said the same.
I'm not sure if your gaol for today is running around contradicting all of my posts, or running around pimpimg duroflex joints...

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In my opinion I wouldn't worry about the joints as related to ride quality. As long as you don't have worn out joints with excessive play I feel that you won't notice a defference.
Jake,
If you want my opinion and reasoning behind it, give me a call. I'm not going to clog your thread up with the same old argument.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #1035
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Personally, I'm less concerned about ride quality than durability. I really like the fact that the Enduro joints have a larger bolt size and are chromolly instead of forged steel like the Duroflex. Will I ever damage a duroflex joint? Probably not, but I do know that I may end up turning this Jeep into a race rig several years from now, so I want to use the strongest parts possible instead of replacing parts later on. Plus, Barnes has been testing their joints for over a year now without failure on buggys that have been able to damage johnny joints before. Even ignoring cost I'm really leaning more towards the enduro joints. Strength outweighs ride quality in my book.
I think you just answered your own question.

Have you considered the billet Johnny Joints?
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