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.