Alloy USA Dana 30 and Ford 8.8 Chromoly axle shafts install write up
I finally was able to install my axle shafts last week. I had been waiting a few months on the locker. For those who arent aware of Alloy USA axle shafts, they are an after market Chromoly axle shaft that is of a higher grade Steel then the OE shafts, different heating treating during manufacturing and thicker ear yokes around the ujoint caps. Once locking the dana 30 front axle and adding some bigger tires you put a considerable amount more stress on the axle shafts and yokes. The warranty supplied from Alloy is a 10 year warranty including the yokes breaking. That covers me for a long time. I also opted for the well touted Alloy Ujoints. They came well packaged, no deffects due to packing or manfacturing. To install the Dana 30 axle shafts you dont have to pull the diff cover, but since we were adding a locker to the front we combined steps. On inspecting the OE axle shafts they were in pretty rough shape due to breaking several ujoints and bouncing around on the balljoints. Removal of the OE shafts is as easy as pulling both tires off, removing caliper, three bolts that hold the bearing carrier onto the knuckle and then out come the shafts. It took about 30 minutes to pull the OE shafts out of the axle.
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