G2 offers a full line of high strength 4340 chrome/nickel (Chromoly) axles designed to handle the punishment of off-road driving, increased loads of oversized tires and the high torque produced by today's ultra low geared vehicles. These axles are forged from high tensile strength 4340 alloy with particular attention paid to key weak areas of the original design. Additional material is added to the yoke area surrounding the u-joint cap to prevent distortion leading to damaged bearings.
I have yet to install these shafts in my Dana44.
Upon initially examining them, there are noticeable differences compared to the stock axle shafts. The yoke ears are beefy and have added material all over. The caps of the 5-760x U-joints are actually recessed slightly into the ears, unlike the stock shafts that are so thin, the 297x U-joint caps stick out a bit. The full-circle C-clips are a sight to behold after dealing with old half-clips that like to fall off.
Besides the meaty yoke ears, the shafts themselves are much thicker near the splined ends, and the long-side shaft has a 'stepped' diameter that I've read helps equalize torsional loads on both sides of the axle for longer life of all moving parts.
These come in-box fully assembled, and are a great price and very available. All of the needed engineering to make a better, stronger shaft for this axle has been covered in the design of these new shafts. I am very excited to install them!
G2 Axle & Gear uses the strongest and latest generation materials to manufacture products capable of handling heavy loads. When it comes to axle assemblies, core lockers, driveshafts and sway bars, G2 is the first name in durability and reliability. Off-roading can heap punishment on a Jeep and G2's laser-cut components offer superior handling on challenging terrain and on-road drives. Parts are easy to install and easy to service and above all, they remain operational in adverse environments. Shop G2 Axle and Gear Now