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Project Overlander Front Axle Part 3- Installing IRO’s Almost Alloy Kit



Were back at Project Overlander and working on the front axle. This week I install Iron Rock Offroad’s “Almost Alloy” kit for some cheap peace of mind and a simple upgrade. These axle shafts aren’t alloys, but they’re ALMOST!

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  1. What a way to destroy a set of axle shafts. Not being able to replace your joints unless you hack them apart anyway? Or you could just clearance the shaft ears so you can fit full circle clips and still be able to replace your joints when ever you want.

  2. Have you guys done any videos on regearing? I have to regear my tj axles to a 4.88 from stock gearing but ive never down it before . Would you guys recommend a job like this to be done by a professional or is it possible to do on your own ?

  3. This channel is just going down hill what do u do just have a bunch of random videos and just post a random one up I mean come on man this is is ur job and im sorry if I sound like an ass im not trying to be this is My fav Channel u just need to organize it and start makeing more off-road videos and no not 100,000 rig just on the gas the hole time It would be nice to see u tim and Matt not random people

  4. between the rough country bandwagon, saying moog is "good" and now welding cap retainers on an axle shaft…. this channel has gone off the deep end and no one has floaties….

    so if you snap a shaft, or that joint breaks or goes bad (it moog it will) you now need to buy a new shaft and caps again…would have been more cost effective and smarter to go with stronger shafts to begin with. But not my money so have fun

  5. so a busted u-joint trail repair is the same. replace the entire shaft. or worn out u-joint home repair…replace the entire shaft. probably one of the worst mods possible.

  6. i just use washers, 4 good tacks around the washer, and one in the middle washer to cap, that holds the cap from spinning.

    also, not bad/hard to cut the tacks and change the joint.

  7. Good video. I welded on some IRO almost alloy caps and used genuine spicer u joints, they are quite a bit stronger than aftermarket. Haven't broke a u joint yet since. The U joint ear is Definitely the weak point of the shaft. So when the yoke ear stretches the whole shaft is garbage anyways. This is a great cheap mod and works perfectly. Stock Dana 30 shafts are dirt cheap and everywhere. I don't see why people are giving you crap for this video. I doubt any of them wheel hard enough to see the benefits of this mod.

  8. too bad it wont work for a gm dana 44…. i barely have enough room to slide my shafts in as is. theres no way this much extra would fit. ive had to grind the ears off a few broken axles just to be able to get the busted shaft out of the housing. i just went with spicer non greasable joints (5-760x) and put 3 tacks on each cap, havent broken a joint in 3 years, broken a lot of shafts but the joints are fine

  9. When are u guys going to put up a 8.8 build I've got one cleaned and ready to go just waiting for u guys to do the video to make sure I don't screw up lol. Thanks great vids

  10. Thanks for the video. I really like how you dont mix your voice with loud power tools like some others (even in bleepinjeep) . My neighbors and my speakers thank you

  11. Nice job, Tyler. I'm with you. While initially I thought these were a bad idea due to the fact you'd have to grind off the tabs to replace the u-joints, I'm now thinking..How often have I ever replaced u-joints in a vehicle that is a daily driver, weekend warrior? I replaced the original Spicers in my XJ when I bought it with 125k miles…I think the Spicers I put in will last me quite a while. I've also got limited funds with which to acquire all the things I'd like to have…so if I can save $570 or a whole lot more by doing this, I can buy some of those other cool things I just gotta have! Keep up the good work and can't wait to see Part 2 of swapping gears! I decided just a while back to install my own ARB in my 8.25…all that's necessary is to set the backlash and carrier bearing preload…take your time and follow the manual.

  12. What is the correct tool for greasing u-joints like these? I bought some cheap thing off Amazon but it could not be bothered to force the grease into the bearing cap.

  13. O.o i wonder why they didnt do it like a standard drive shaft U joint. which is to say why they didnt use a clip to hold the joint in place? that seems kinda asinine. lol kinda like a built in failure point.

  14. These u joints are absolute junk. If you're gonna use Moog you might as well just buy the cheapest store brand joint the parts store has. Make sure your u joints are NOT greasable. Spicer non serviceable cold forged joints only like the ones that originally came in the Jeep and lasted 100k miles. These moogs are a massive downgrade from the factory spicers

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