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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.