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Re: Off come the Axles!
That was more Gloom and Doom than I usually dish out on the D30.
Well I dont completely agree with all the negative on the D30, I have been running mine for over 3 years now. About a year and a half with an ARB and all of the Warn locking hub stuff and hugh strength axles. And although I have busted this darn axle many times,and in so many ways, I have yet to break the Ring or pinion gears,(must be a testimant to my gear set up prowess).Honestly though I have been running 4.56 gears(US Gear),and ARB, for quite a while through some brutal terrain, and Ive found the U joint at the outer shafts are easily the weak link,(untill my recent breakage at the right side, inner axle spline directly adjacent to the ARB).That particular break baffles me because it was a high strength axle. It was also the straw that broke the camels back as far as my continued improvements to the D30, and it is only weeks away from being replaced with a D44. But it has worked well for me(and I have a reputation that I could break an Anvil), through some rough conditions.
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