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Re: OK Jeff, I\'ll start. CTM info
I run the Warn High strength axle shafts.
Jack has not had any shaft failures with the Warns, but he has pictures of a couple of failures with Mosers. Because Warn makes their own shafts, they can roll the splines then heat treat everything at once. A company like Moser has the shafts made for them, then they cut and spline as needed, which does not affectively treat the entire shaft as thoroughly, (or so I am told).
In any case, the thing that I know for sure, is that the Warns have held up for me without failure. Drivetrain Direct sells them(complete sets of long and short side inners and outers) with a no questions asked lifetime warranty, for $549, no tax, and free shipping(the even come with new spicer joints, that you can give to your friends, cause you wont need them).
The Joints come with a lifetime warranty, and will be about $300 for a set. They come with their own full circle clips.
They would be a waste on stock axle shafts.
The joints and shafts will easily handle the 40" tires, but you will be putting that same load on the ring and pinion, and the locker. So far my ARB is holding up well. I have grenaded a Warn locking hub assembly, so that is at least some excample of the loads being generated.
I would suggest a full carrier locker assembly like a Detroit, ARB, or OX(if it turns out to be as strong as supposed to be).
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