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Old 05-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Installed the new axles

Over the long weekend, I finally was able to install the axles that I ordered from Colin Hyde in February. I just have to say it was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be! The only issue I had was one bolt on the original rear axle that would not loosen - I eventually cut it off which I wish I had done an hour earlier before bothering to heat it etc - not sure what the deal was but my impact gun couldn't budge it.

Once I got the each old axle out (which apart from the stuck bolt only took half an hour) it was only a few minutes to get the new one in - everything lined up and no new holes had to be drilled.

I did it all by myself with the exception of moving the first one out of the garage which my wife helped me with, the second I decided I could handle myself. If you had a helped you could do it in less time.

So congratulations to Colin and Axis for making the job so simple. I'm impressed.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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...didn't happen without pictures.

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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Actually I haven't taken any so far but I'm in the process of changing the tires as well so I'll grab some tonight. The old ones are still beside the trailer while I figure out what to do with them.

I thought about taking pictures and then figured "who wants to see pictures of axles" - guess I was wrong!
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I'm glad to hear your swap went well. Mine? Not so much. The shock brackets were shipped separately and required us to hire someone with a MIG welder to weld them in place. We could not have done this swap by ourselves.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear that - which axles did you get?

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I'm glad to hear your swap went well. Mine? Not so much. The shock brackets were shipped separately and required us to hire someone with a MIG welder to weld them in place. We could not have done this swap by ourselves.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #7
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Pictures

Here are some pictures of the new axles in place as well as the nasty old ones.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #8
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Eljay,
I'm about to buy axles for my Safari. I really don't want to go through the hassle of welding on shock brackets. Would you mind giving me an idea of where yours came from?
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