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post #1 of 10 Old 03-28-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need a new axle shaft?? YOKE broke

So this winter I was wheeling prety hard and managed to break my front axle ujoints and the yoke is cracked now. Do i need new axle shafts or can i just replace the yokes? any recomendations?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-28-2013, 02:58 PM
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The yoke and axle shaft is one piece. If the yoke is junk you will need the entire axle shaft
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thanks thats what i figured but i wanted to make sure before i spent the cash. so I should probably just get the chromoly shafts??
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If you can afford alloy chromolly inner & outer shafts, by all means go for them. www.superioraxlegear.com has them.

Hardened shafts will usually prevent u-joint breakages.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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so another question, inner and outter? is that the two sides of the ujoint?
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ok nevermind, got that figured out, should i stay with 27spline or go with 30? I know i will have to upgrade the diff, but is it worth the time and $?
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ok nevermind, got that figured out, should i stay with 27spline or go with 30? I know i will have to upgrade the diff, but is it worth the time and $?
You will absolutely (!) be fine with upgraded 27 spline hardened alloy shafts. That's what I upgraded my previous TJ to after breaking my passenger-side D30 inner axle shaft & the new shafts held up perfectly to some seriously difficult rock crawling with 35" tires & locker.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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It would be nice to get superior shafts, but it seems as if they will never get their backlog issues fixed. I'd look at Ten Factory; I've yet to hear anything bad, and they seem to have been started by some very good people.
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Whats the option for a "Disconnect Eliminator" whats that all about?
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Whats the option for a "Disconnect Eliminator" whats that all about?
I believe you're probably asking about something sold for '95 and older Wrangler YJ front axles that disconnected the passenger-side axle shaft from the differential. It isn't used on or needed for a '97 or newer TJ.

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