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Old 08-13-2009, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front Shaft Selection?

I broke a short side 35 spline,4340 Yukon shaft at the side gear during the collision with this rock. Didn't even realize it at the time because the carrier on my driveline also failed and we drove out rear only. CTM, outer shaft, arb and gearset were unharmed. The inner twisted about 3/16" and sheared clean. If I was to do it all over I would get a complete set of Longfields, but currently am just going to replace the shaft that broke.

From personal experience what MFG's shaft should I get?
Is this what I should expect from any 35 spline hardened shaft?
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yukons aint a bad choice but a set of Jacks drive Home shafts would probably do the trick for the big set of tires you got on.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You hit pretty damn hard! I'm not sure any shaft would have held up. How long have you been running those yukon's behind that LS2?
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This was first run I took it on, been building for the past 3 years.

I know the tires are big, kind why I asking.
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This was first run I took it on, been building for the past 3 years.

I know the tires are big, kind why I asking.
Thats exactly what I needed to know. My new buggy has a TK LS2 in it and I have been trying to deceid wether or not to run the Yukons. I think I will be going with the RCV shafts and their 300M rear shafts. Since you already have the CTM's the " drive home shafts" or spidertrax 300M shafts would be your best bet.
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you running water in your tires?
No water, maybe a little to much air at the time. only 7 though. Why?
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Was the Yukon shaft a new one or old one? The reason I ask is I have seen a new D60 inner shaft and the design looked significantly changed, anyone else notice that? I say warrenty the shaft and run it till you save up the money or break again. By then you will be ready for one of the customs, CTM, Spydertrax...
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Was the Yukon shaft a new one or old one? The reason I ask is I have seen a new D60 inner shaft and the design looked significantly changed, anyone else notice that? I say warrenty the shaft and run it till you save up the money or break again. By then you will be ready for one of the customs, CTM, Spydertrax...
Yukon does have a new manufacture on their shafts. They are making them tighter to their tolerances. Tighter tolerances, higher qaulity shaft.

Bring that busted one by, Tom and I'll show you how different they look. The new shafts are a lot darker in color. I also have a set of Foote forgings sitting here to compare to. Really you can't see much of a difference.


Yukon should have all of the inventory holes filled with this new shaft over the next few months. Right now they are trying to fill backorders, because the last company just wasn't cutting it and kept sending 'junk' (not to spec) shafts that Yukon kept declining - reason Yukon has been backordered on shafts for like 8-10 months now.

Just as a warning too, the manufacture is selling those 'junk' shafts to others and I've seen them on Ebay, here, etc. No, they do not have the Yukon name on them, but they will 'look' like a Yukon shaft.....
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Man I can't believe *that* broke a shaft... I've done some pretty retarded shit in my rig and I've only been able to break a yukon bound up, full lock at full throttle. Even that, turned out to be more of a knuckle related problem than the shaft's fault.
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I am the second owner of these shafts. They were new in Nov. 2005. They only have 5 trips on them. I was told I cant warrenty it because I am not the original buyer. It is a stock axle housing. The impact definately forced the full lock position. I was pretty suprised it broke as well. But we did hit really hard.
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I am the second owner of these shafts. They were new in Nov. 2005. They only have 5 trips on them. I was told I cant warrenty it because I am not the original buyer. It is a stock axle housing. The impact definately forced the full lock position. I was pretty suprised it broke as well. But we did hit really hard.
How are they gonna know you aren't the original owner? I don't have my receipt for mine so was wondering
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I am the second owner of these shafts. They were new in Nov. 2005. They only have 5 trips on them. I was told I cant warrenty it because I am not the original buyer. It is a stock axle housing. The impact definately forced the full lock position. I was pretty suprised it broke as well. But we did hit really hard.
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How are they gonna know you aren't the original owner? I don't have my receipt for mine so was wondering
When a Yukon dealer, such as me, sends in for warranty consideration I have to give them the original invoice number the shaft was purchased under. Which means the owner of the shaft needs to go to whomever he bought them from and they need to get the RGA from Randy's. It's kind of complicated and they are strict about it.

Not sure if you've seen this thread:
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Where I fixed Wildman's axle. Even though I am one of the largest Yukon dealers, I still had to warranty the gears through the original shop Wildman bought them from - they would not allow me to do it myself.
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