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hdawgn40
01-01-2014, 01:59 AM
Okay guys getting ready to upgrade my axles ... wondering if someone knows the spline count for 10th anniversary Rubicon I recently went to off road evolution and got g2 5.13 gears I'm looking to buy those rcv axles.

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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:11 AM
Just like what all JK Rubicons have, 30 up front and 32 in the rear. Are you dead set on RCV's? While they are nice shafts, they are about $400 more than a standard set of chromoly shafts with full circle clips. The latter will do the job just fine and will not fail the way factory shafts will. Just trying to save you some money.

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 02:19 AM
Been down the chromoly shafts route and now have RCV's. So worth the money and the warranty is awesome. Not that I have had to use it.


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hdawgn40
01-01-2014, 02:19 AM
Nope not anymore now that you said that. .... lol thank you for showing me the way-of-the-jk I will definitely looks those up now.

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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:21 AM
Been down the chromoly shafts route and now have RCV's. So worth the money and the warranty is awesome. Not that I have had to use it.

Funny, I've been down both the chromoly shafts with full circle clips and RCV route and don't have the foggiest clue as to why the later would be so much more worth the money? Of course, I'm just a mall crawler so please do tell why I am so off on this one.

wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:24 AM
Nope not anymore now that you said that. .... lol thank you for showing me the way-of-the-jk I will definitely looks those up now.

In spite of what the fanboys will tell you, chromoly shafts WITH full circle clips will work every bit as well as RCV's and WILL NOT break the way factory shafts will. To be clear, you NEED FULL CIRCLE CLIPS and NOT just standard c-clips. If anything RCV's have joints that are TOO strong and you'll just transfer a break deep down on the shaft or worse, on your ring and pinion. I have seen it happen.

BadApple
01-01-2014, 02:25 AM
Funny, I've been down both the chromoly shafts with full circle clips and RCV route and don't have the foggiest clue as to why the later would be so much more worth the money? Of course, I'm just a mall crawler so please do tell why I am so off on this one.

I heard a D44 with a truss and sleeves is just as stout as your D80 (heard it on the internet must be true). Why do you even need that thing picking up groceries?

hdawgn40
01-01-2014, 02:26 AM
Well I've heard that the rcv axles might be too much for the stock lockers on my Jeep so I'm probably gonna go with the "Mall Crawler" (joke) on this especially if it's gonna save me some money. .... thumb:thumbup:

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Fishtale
01-01-2014, 02:26 AM
Funny, I've been down both the chromoly shafts with full circle clips and RCV route and don't have the foggiest clue as to why the later would be so much more worth the money? Of course, I'm just a mall crawler so please do tell why I am so off on this one.

Who said you were off on this one? Based on my experience and my opinion RCV's are worth the money. If you have a different opinion then I am ok with that.


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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:33 AM
I heard a D44 with a truss and sleeves is just as stout as your D80 (heard it on the internet must be true). Why do you even need that thing picking up groceries?

I've heard that too - BONJOUR!! :standing wave:

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Well I've heard that the rcv axles might be too much for the stock lockers on my Jeep so I'm probably gonna go with the "Mall Crawler" (joke) on this especially if it's gonna save me some money. .... thumb:thumbup:

In all fairness, the RCV's won't be any harder on your stock lockers than a good set of chromoly shafts with full circle clips. They're just a LOT more expensive and after running a set of both, I can't really see the benefit of them especially being that $400 can get you a lot of mods. But hey, that's just me.

wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:34 AM
Based on my experience and my opinion RCV's are worth the money.

Such as??? I'm all ears as to why and based on your experience. :idontknow:

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 02:39 AM
Such as??? I'm all ears as to why and based on your experience. :idontknow:

Obviously I am not as educated or experienced as you so I will bow out. The savings of chromoly shafts is a consideration.


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piginajeep
01-01-2014, 02:39 AM
That was quick

10frank9
01-01-2014, 02:40 AM
Who said you were off on this one? Based on my experience and my opinion RCV's are worth the money. If you have a different opinion then I am ok with that.


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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:42 AM
Obviously I am not as educated or experienced as you so I will bow out. The savings of chromoly shafts is a consideration.

Really?? What a cop out. :naw:

BadApple
01-01-2014, 02:44 AM
6 posts and he's already saying Eddie doesn't know what he's talking about. :asshat:

wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:45 AM
Being that EVERYTHING CAN AND WILL BREAK, here's where an RCV will break IF you're lucky...

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Of course, it'll still be near impossible to extract the broken end out but, at least you can still drive off the trail. If you're not lucky, it'll be your ring and pinion that blows and that can leave you high and dry.

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 02:46 AM
Really?? What a cop out. :naw:

No cop out. I am just agreeing to the argument that most people will get the benefit of a stronger than stock axle shaft with chromoly's. I for one tried that route and got burned. I then purchased RCV's and have been extremely satisfied.


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hdawgn40
01-01-2014, 02:47 AM
Oh one more thing does it make a difference that mine is a manual?

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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:48 AM
No cop out. I am just agreeing to the argument that most people will get the benefit of a stronger than stock axle shaft with chromoly's. I for one tried that route and got burned. I then purchased RCV's and have been extremely satisfied.

Sooooooo, how did you get burned??? :rolleyes2:

BTW, it was always a sincere question. If you really did, I'd like to know how.

wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:49 AM
Oh one more thing dose it make a difference that mine is a manual?

Nope. No difference at all.

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 02:54 AM
Sooooooo, how did you get burned??? :rolleyes2:

I sheered a u joint on a steep cliff that made me remove the axle on that side and had to get out with 4x3 drive. There is an argument that if I had RCV's my gears or locker could have gone which may have been worse.


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wayoflife
01-01-2014, 02:55 AM
I sheered a u joint on a steep cliff that made me remove the outer shaft and had to get out with 4x3 drive.

To be clear, was this with or without full circle clips?? Got pics?


There is an argument that if I had RCV's my gears or locker could have gone which may have been worse.

Yes, there is that argument.

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 03:01 AM
To be clear, was this with or without full circle clips?? Got pics?.

I don't think they were full circle clips. It was the early production that were produced with smaller shafts. I had to change the inner seals to TJ seals. I know since then they have corrected that issue.


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Fishtale
01-01-2014, 03:02 AM
6 posts and he's already saying Eddie doesn't know what he's talking about. :asshat:

That benefited this thread. But you did get you post count up.


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BadApple
01-01-2014, 03:41 AM
That benefited this thread. But you did get you post count up.


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at the time of post you only had 6

JKbrick
01-01-2014, 03:48 AM
In spite of what the fanboys will tell you, chromoly shafts WITH full circle clips will work every bit as well as RCV's and WILL NOT break the way factory shafts will. To be clear, you NEED FULL CIRCLE CLIPS and NOT just standard c-clips. If anything RCV's have joints that are TOO strong and you'll just transfer a break deep down on the shaft or worse, on your ring and pinion. I have seen it happen.

Eddie are full circle clips included in certain brands or do you special order them or how do you know you are getting them?

Fishtale
01-01-2014, 03:58 AM
at the time of post you only had 6

And?.........


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OverlanderJK
01-01-2014, 05:07 AM
That benefited this thread. But you did get you post count up.


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And?.........


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Pot, meet kettle.

BadApple
01-01-2014, 05:13 AM
^^ HAHA Overlander your my hero!!