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Longfield HD halfshafts, need to weld studs?

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25 Nov 2018 20:39 #198162 by OlaGB
A question to you guys that has installed these HD halfshafts, are you having any issues with the studs rotating in theire splines, so you had to weld them?

I saw a post, cant remember who, that had to weld them after they had started rotating during wheel change. But i dont know if this is a common issue, only on first batch, or if i should do it to mine as well. Bought them 3 months ago, installing them now on wednesday/thursday.

Front and rear.

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26 Nov 2018 06:17 #198166 by S200KYS
That was me... I've had two wheel studs twist out of one of my TrailGear HD rear shafts...

I'm not sure if this is an isolated case though? As I've not read of any other problems?

Dave

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26 Nov 2018 07:30 #198169 by S200KYS
Interestingly though, and if it inspires more confidence, I've recently fitted another pair in a new (secret winter) project -



And I haven't welded these studs on... I figure this one won't get so much abuse as S200KYS, and this one has drum brakes so the flanges are protected from the elements (S200KYS has a disk brake conversion so the flanges are open to the elements?)

Dave

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26 Nov 2018 11:08 #198173 by OlaGB

S200KYS wrote: Interestingly though, and if it inspires more confidence, I've recently fitted another pair in a new (secret winter) project -
And I haven't welded these studs on... I figure this one won't get so much abuse as S200KYS, and this one has drum brakes so the flanges are protected from the elements (S200KYS has a disk brake conversion so the flanges are open to the elements?)

Dave


Thanks Dave! I`m also still running drums, and will keep on doing that.
I guess they should be fine then, if you havent heard about any others.. Youve been around here alot longer than me, so you would know i guess :)

Another question , have you installed front HD axles as well?
I`m wondering how to install shafts into the knuckles.. Just shove them in till they click in place?
I thought thats how it was done, but in the knuckle box, theres some C clips iin a bag... And the knuckles are full of grease.. So i thought i should ask :)

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26 Nov 2018 12:57 #198174 by Riccy
The c clips on on the ends of the stub axles before fitting into the CV. Don’t try it without them, I did and it caused a embarrassing 3wd issue when out laning :-(

Other than that, shove em in. Pretty easy.


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26 Nov 2018 13:32 #198175 by OlaGB

Riccy wrote: The c clips on on the ends of the stub axles before fitting into the CV. Don’t try it without them, I did and it caused a embarrassing 3wd issue when out laning :-(

Other than that, shove em in. Pretty easy.


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C-clips on, shove in, got it! Thanks!

Just out of curiosity, is it some mechanism inside the knuckle that locks onto/over the C-clip?

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26 Nov 2018 15:29 #198178 by TomDK
There's just a groove the C-clips sits in. Which is also why it's such a pain the ass to take it apart again, should you ever break a shafts.

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26 Nov 2018 17:06 #198185 by OlaGB

TomDK wrote: There's just a groove the C-clips sits in. Which is also why it's such a pain the ass to take it apart again, should you ever break a shafts.


Ok thanks.

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26 Nov 2018 18:23 #198189 by Riccy
Trust me, its just as hard of a job to get the stub axle out WITHOUT the C-clip fitted as it is in. What a time I had getting it back out to fit the c-clips. Some sort of hydraulic vacuum lock had happened we think, stopping the stub axle sliding out easily :evil:

What happened without the c-clip is that the stub axle slid into the CV further than its supposed to, and thus out of the diff (or at least to the point of chewing the shaft end a bit :-( ). I conclude that the c-clip is very important therefore :laugh: cost me some new half-shafts and beer for the guy who got the shafts out of the CVS!

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31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

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