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As a Jeep lover you understand the pain and suffering involved when you go out for a nice little mudding adventure on a Sunday afternoon and first thing that happens is that you hit a weird bump and you break something. It is very possible that you have just ruined your Sunday afternoon plans which we all know will also know will ruin the work weak because you will sit in your cubicle and think about how stupid you were for not carrying back-up Jeep axel replacement parts. One of the coolest things about the way Jeeps are built is that many of the replacement part for the axels are designed so you don’t have to disconnect the axels.

The back end of any good Jeep owner’s 4×4 should have two boxes; one for tools and the other with replacement parts for repairs on the fly. Most of what I have in my spare parts box are for the axel because many of these parts can be fixed in a very short time while out on the trails. Of course it may be easier to go home and fix them, but then you have to deal with the kids and other things that hang around your house on the weekend.

When I first stocked up my do it yourself Jeep axel replacement parts box I bought what is called a master installation kit. These types of kits include anything you need to fix your Jeep’s axel at home or on the fly. The one I picked up included pinion bearings, carrier bearings, a pinion nut, a pinion seal, preload shims (or crush collar), pinion shims, loctite, gasket, marking compound, differential shims, oil slingers and ring gear nuts.

You can usually pick up one of these master kits for less than $150, but the prices are often better from an on-line retailer. This way you don’t have to run around town looking for each piece when you need it. As you use parts replace them one-by-one so you always have a complete kit in your Jeep. If you always have a spare then you never have to worry about ruining your weekend fun.

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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.

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One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they go four-wheel driving in unknown territory is that they go full bore without checking out the terrain. This often leads the Jeep driver to hitting patches of land that are not meant to be driven even with the best equipped 4×4 vehicle. These types of mistakes often lead to the driver getting stuck and then having to call a friend or tow company to pull them out of the spot. Or worse, they break an axle.

All of us 4x4ers have been to a place where they broke axel assemblies. The good part about being a Jeep owner is that most of parts on the various Jeeps are pretty easy to fix at home if you know what you are doing. The best part is that you can usually pick-up a complete Jeep Axel assembly for less than a grand. And with the step-by step instructions below you can save another grand on labor by doing it yourself. The below steps are just a basic guide for people who are very familiar with auto repair.

Step 1: Loosen the lug nuts on the wheels that are on the axel assembly you are replacing.
Step 2: Push in the emergency brake.
Step 3: Raise the jeep either on a lifter or on jack stands. Do not simply leave the Jeep on a regular jack as this work can cause the car to fall of a regular jack.
Step 4: Take the wheels of the axel you are replacing.
Step 5: With a socket wrench take out the middle spindle nut.
Step 6: Take out the mounting bolts on the brake caliper and secure the caliper to the upper control arm.
Step 7: Take the brake rotor off the hub.
Step 8: With a pair of pliers remove the cotter pin from the drive shaft.
Step 9: Remove the driveshaft.
Step 10: Loosen the tie rod end bolt.
Step 11: Remove the hub and steering knuckle assembly follow this by pulling out the wheel hub assembly.
Step 12: Pry the axel out of the transmission.
Step 13: Now install the new axel assembly in the reverse order of how you removed it.

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