Upgraded Jeep Axel Shaft

As much as we Jeep owner’s like to think that Jeep makes their cars just for us off-road enthusiasts the fact of the matter is that they make their cars for the masses with mudders as an afterthought. Of course if you ask someone in the Jeep corporate hierarchy they will tell you that they do their best to make cars for both commuters and the 4×4 set. Either way we all know that the standard equipment found under the chassis of a Jeep is good, but we can always do better.

Most people who routinely ride their Jeeps through super bumpy terrain know that the standard axel shaft is not going to last you too long. Before you get stuck in the middle of know where we all suggest that you switch to an upgraded Jeep axel shaft to help save you the time and money you will lose.

If you think about it upgrading your axel shaft on your Jeep may actually save you money considering it isn’t free to call a towing service to get your out of the ditch where your broke your axel, not to mention the fact that you will have to pay the mechanic to fix the old axel shaft and you will probably end up upgrading anyway. See my point now?

Depending on the model of Jeep you use for your all terrain excursions you may not have to replace the whole axel to do your upgrade. There are a few things you can do to make it sturdier. One of the things you can do is buy a Front Axel Grande Spline Outer/Unit Bearing. There is also the option of replacing the Jeep Axel shaft with a kit that contains the 30/30 spline kit that upgrades the inner and outer splines for a much more rugged axel.

At the end of the day you will be very pleased that you upgraded you’re the axel shaft on your Jeep because you will have peace of mind and you won’t have any hesitation to hit those bumps as hard as you can over and over.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. I was a green horn when I bought my first Jeep 6 months ago. I’ve learned a lot from your site. It’s valuable information that I have used and/or will use in the future. I live in a pretty isolated area and don’t see many other Jeep enthusiasts around so your site has been pretty close to a classroom for me. Keep up the good work!


  2. I was so dumb! I though if it was a Jeep, it was ready for the worst I could do to it. I tangled with a big rock and lost. I’ve learned a lot since then. Of course I’m 13 years older than I was back then too! I still tangle with the rocks but I’m a lot more careful than I was at first.


  3. I do get the point, but I also have to admit that I learned that lesson the really hard way. I thought I was being careful and didn’t needed to upgrade the axel shaft. By the time I paid for tows and repairs I could have made the upgrade twice over. I eventually did get the point, like I said, but it was an expensive and a long running lesson. Be smarter than I was!


  4. The dealership salesman suggested an axel shaft upgrade but I figured it was just a ploy to get a little extra money. I was soooo wrong! I don’t think I’ll be telling him that but I will be listening better in the future to those who really know the ins and outs of a Jeep that is being used mainly off road, especially if it’s mine.


  5. If you plan on taking that Jeep off road, even though the majority of your traveling is done on road surface, upgrading your axel shaft is not just a suggestion. Making it off road ready won’t mean it isn’t road ready. I made that assumption and paid for it dearly. I was in the middle of no where when it happened and I didn’t even have to get out and look to know what the problem was. I consider it a lesson learned the hard way. Looking back on my life, I see an unfortunate pattern.


  6. Michael, I’m not one to usually admit that I made a mistake. But after I read your comment I was rolling on the floor. I could have written that comment myself, it’s exactly the way it happened. Just wanted you to know you’re not out there alone. I’m standing right beside you!


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