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Unread 03-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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Axle Product Question

How many folks would be interested in front axles for the Jeep TJ that fit the larger JK u-joint into them?

Inners would be the common 27 and 30 spline, heat treated 4340, and 27 spline outer stubs that fit the stock unitbearings.

If the pricing was similar to current high quality offerings, who would want some?

The axle kit would require no changes to anything except perhaps slightly smaller flanges on the unitbearing bolts.

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Unread 03-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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How about 31 spline inners? Probably not much demand for them as most probably running more serious outers already.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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That sounds interesting.
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Who wouldn't want the bigger u-joints.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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I would. Last time we went out, 3 out of the 6 guys popped that ujoint. I was one of em and if it would help that, i know a few local guys interested too.
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I would purchase such a product if I didn't already have alloy front axles. Are the JK u-joints much more expensive to replace than a 760x?
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I didn't think the 1350 was much of an upgrade over the 760?
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I would be update with the cost
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Unread 03-15-2014, 12:00 PM   #9
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I didn't think the 1350 was much of an upgrade over the 760?
The heavier JK's typically run 37's on them with few issues. It is an upgrade and an easy way to get some more strength in the common weak link.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
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I would purchase such a product if I didn't already have alloy front axles. Are the JK u-joints much more expensive to replace than a 760x?
It doesn't matter if they are more expensive because a u-joint break rarely leaves both axles intact. But yes, they are more expensive by double.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #11
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Who wouldn't want the bigger u-joints.
I've quit trying to guess what folks are interested in or would spend money on. I've been wrong so many times when it comes to figuring that out I don't even try any more, I just ask.

To me if the price is comparable to a set of quality alloy axles with the only difference being the u-joint cost, like you said, who wouldn't want them?

Seems like a no brainer to me, but what do I know?
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What about a set of CTM JK joints too? I would think that folks that were in the market for new axles would want in on this. I know I would have been when I bought my 30 splines.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #13
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I would be extremely interested. I haven't bought any "upgraded" shafts for the front yet, though I've been looking at getting something in the very near future.
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So the axleshafts wouldn't be available off the shelf if you did break a ujoint?
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I see u joints as diriveline fuses. I would rather pop a cheep joint than somthing else; im not sure if it would be a great idea on the 30.
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