Re: Should Warn make stronger alloy axles??
Have you ever seen the Moser alloy axles for Dana 44s? If not, they are MUCH bigger than the Warn or a stock shaft. They do fit inside the knuckle but it is an extreeeeemely tight fit. The yoke only has about 50 thousandths of play when you put it through the knuckle.
DRM may be onto something. From what I understand Warn has gotten out of CUSTOM axle lengths for the full floater rears and only offers limited custom lengths for front axle applications. As for the warranty, I believe that after April 1, 2000 all alloy axles sold on or after that date no longer carried the lifetime warranty and that any axle bought after that point was only a limited one year warranty. As to whether or not Warn will continue making alloy axles, I think they still plan to but on a much smaller scale i.e., no custom lengths. I guess I'll need to contact Warn in the next few days and get the rest of the info. If others are interested, I'll post what I find here.