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I have come to the conclusion that stock axles suck. This past month I have broken 5 axles. Yes I do like the skinny pedle but when I hit the skinny pedle, it is the time of need. Just had to vent and it is time for new axles. Thanks for listening [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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What are you going to do, beef up the stock ones, or are you going to get yota's or something else? Sucks that you broke 5 of them, I've never broke one (knock on wood) [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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What size tire are you running?
How are you breaking that many?

I wheel hard trails (by anyone's standard) one or twice a month, more than that in the spring. I've only broken one axle this year - short side front.

I'm on my third set of rear spring packs, second axle housing and it is bent right now, bent one rear axle, rolled once, flopped several times, bent rims, cut a tire, and field adjusted every piece of sheet metal on it. I just don't break too many axles.

But I run 31's
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Well most of the wheeling I am doing is a mixture of rock and mud. I am running 33 TSL's and usually aired down to about 8 but now starting to go to 5. I do know one thing as soon as I put these 33's on everything went down hill from there. Planning on going to either a Toy front or a 30 in the front. There is going to be a amc 20 in the rear. Atleast those are the plans for now. But we all know how that is!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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CALMINI shafts. Cheap, easy, and survive 33's.
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Woah man, if you're breaking that much, then something else might be wrong. I'm hard as nails on mine & even I haven't broke that much. I dunno your driving style, but seems something needs to be adjusted.

If you've got 4.62 r&p & 5.8 t-case runnin' 33s, you shouldn't use the skinny that much. If you do, then you need to learn when to ease up a bit. Usually only a "shock" load breaks something, if you're just spinnin' then nuthin should break. When you start to bite, let off.

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Steep hill climbs with loose rocks, dirt and mud dont really allow for creeping. Trust me when I can creep I love it.
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I agree with Yankee Tim. Get a set of the Calmini rear shafts. I have a set and a customer of mine also has a set of them, neither have broken one yet. I plan on HAMMERING on mine this weekend at ZUWHARRIE to see what they can handle and will let you know if I can break one. Before swapping out to the Calmini shafts I was breaking three rear short side shafts per year which sucked....especially on the trail. Every single one broke the same with the splines twisting apart at the point at which they come out of the side gears. The new shafts being 33% stronger and having a longer splined section should allow for the axles to twist up without snapping from the shockload.

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Isn't your rear axle housing bent? Could that be a problem?
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Yeah, if those Calmini shaft survive flying ten feet of the ground through the air too, Jesus, they must be tough.
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