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Just ordered a set of Gorilla's for my '06 Foreman after my second exploded CV Joint (one each side) on the stock axles. Just curious from those who have had experience with these axles and who run a DGL if they have ever broken one after they switched? Are they as good as they say they are?
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well i broke 3 before switching and i dont have my dgl installed yet but so far without the dgl i have had no problems with the gorillas at all
 

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well i broke 3 before switching and i dont have my dgl installed yet but so far without the dgl i have had no problems with the gorillas at all
I am curious, could this have been a factor ...

"27 inch vamps on the back, 28 inch vamp edls on the front " ????


Couldn't 27s on the rear and 28s on the front mess with the differential sync and put additonal stress on the weaker front axles?
 

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im rollin with 28laws, and before i had 27MSTs, i hit some extreme mud and i have never had a prolem with the stock axels, (knock on wood)

i think a lot of it has to do with how you ride.
if i get stuck in some peanut butter mud, i dont gun on it and try to rock my self out too often bc that can cause something to break.
just gotta play it smart... if i get stuck, im getting pushed of pulled out
 

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I AGREE WITH 928GT. I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE USING 2 DIFFERENT TIRE SIZES FRONT AND BACK, BUT JUST LIKE A 4X4 PICKUP TRUCK IT SHOULD WORK THE DIFFS ALOT HARDER. IF YOU WERE IN MUD 24-7 THEN IT WOULD'NT MATTER MUCH, BUT ON DRY LAND IT WOULD STRESS THE WHOLE WORKS.
 

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QUOTE ("dirtyrider6104":2zoxi3dc)
well i broke 3 before switching and i dont have my dgl installed yet but so far without the dgl i have had no problems with the gorillas at all
I am curious, could this have been a factor ...

"27 inch vamps on the back, 28 inch vamp edls on the front " ????


Couldn't 27s on the rear and 28s on the front mess with the differential sync and put additonal stress on the weaker front axles?[/quote]

Nope that is not the problem the 27's really blow up to a 28 and the 28's blow up to 28 so there isnt a differance now if you were running like a 25 or 26 then maybe but no if you look at my bike the back tires are as big as the fronts maybe actually taller........It is my riding style i dont like to be hooked to a rope lol your not stuck till you have to put a rop on it
 

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QUOTE ("selah86":155lt1v1)
im rollin with 28laws, and before i had 27MSTs, i hit some extreme mud and i have never had a prolem with the stock axels, (knock on wood)

i think a lot of it has to do with how you ride.
if i get stuck in some peanut butter mud, i dont gun on it and try to rock my self out too often bc that can cause something to break.
just gotta play it smart... if i get stuck, im getting pushed of pulled out
Annoying part of both my broken axles is neither time was I givin' 'er. I had the steering turned to full lock one way and was trying to crawl the side of a rut and snap. I run 27 mudlites, about a 2 inch lift and DGL. Just hope the gorillas are that much tougher.
 

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the lift kit isnt helping you at all as far as keeping your axels together dont see a need in even running a lift at all just causes to much stress.... especially if your only running 27's they will fit without a lift but hey its all a opinion not bashing ya good luck to you with the axels i know if i broke one of mine i would be very p***ed off
 

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when u have ur wheels turned all the way in one direction you are creating even more stress on ur axles.

good rule to follow: when u are stuck in a mud hole NEVER give it full throttle and turn ur wheel side to side.
 
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