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Unread 06-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Rear D44 Spare Axle Shaft, Carry One or Two?

I donít normally carry spare axle shafts, as I have them at base camp in the RV. However for an upcoming 1,000 mile non-RV trip, I need to pack spare(s). There is about 1 1/4Ē difference in the driver vs. passenger side shaft length (I think the driver side is shorter). If I carry just the shorter shaft, can it be used on either side? If needed (i.e. I bend or brake a shaft), it would need to get me off the trail and a couple hundred miles home.

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I believe the shorter side is the right side. I doubt that you can swap one side for the other. Easier to carry both, than find out the hard way when you need them.
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IIRC the TJ D44 was about 1/2" difference in the axleshaft lengths; meaning you could carry just the shorter shaft for a trailspare. I was surprised to find the JKD44 shafts at 1 1/4" difference. Unless someone tells me they’ve successfully done it, I’ll have to carryspares for both sides.
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