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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 12:18 PM
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Axles what to buy Warn,superior and Tom Woods DS

I am getting ready to buy front axles and I originally wanted wran chromolly then someone said that they were over kill. I then looked at superior evolutions they seemed decent but what is the setup that is the berries? I have a Dana 35 widetrack with a warn front hub conversion and I am running 36 tsl sxs' on mrt beadlocks. Also I have heard great things about Tom Woods driveshafts any feedback on these out there......

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Re: Axles what to buy Warn,superior and Tom Woods DS

I think you mean dana 30, not 35. Anyway, the weakest part when you upgrade will be the ring gear.
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You are right I mean't to type 30 I guess there is something to be said for proof reading.

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Re: Axles what to buy Warn,superior and Tom Woods DS

Iím not sure how you can have overkill when it comes to wheeling a D30??
The Warn axles are a nice insurance against frequent breakage, to a point. Anything can break.
I am wheeling on warn shafts right now and havenít broken anything yet, other than a hub.
If you can afford it I say build it as strong as you can or swap in a D44. Some folks say the pinion and ring gear becomes the weak point but the u-joints and hubs will be the most likely failure point in my opinion. I have seen guys blow ring and pinions before and it had more to do with the circumstance than having super strong axles. I have seen people break ring and pinions with open differentials or locked and usually from severe upward pinion travel (spring wrap).

I just ordered my second Tom Woods shaft and personally I think his quality is among the very best available.
I talked to him in length on the phone yesterday about their balancing and construction procedures and I was impressed by their dedication to making quality products.
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