September 23, 2015
Hands down the BEST axles you can get for a Wrangler!
I ordered these axles for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Originally I had purchased Revolution Chromoly front axles for my Jeep. Now don't get me wrong, the Revolution Chromoly axles are of the highest quality, and hands down the best traditional axle shafts you can get for a Wrangler. However, much like any axle that utilizes a u-joint, the bind up under full turns and angles.
That really annoyed me and I wanted something that would have maximum strength (without binding) at ANY angle. I wish I had known about RCVs initially, because had I known about them to begin with I would have skipped the traditional u-joint axles altogether.
The RCV axles are amazing, simply put. Not only is the quality of these axles apparent, but they are the strongest axle you'll ever find for a Jeep. It also helps that RCV warranties these axles for life, no questions asked.
Not to worried about breaking them though, because if you read around the Internet you'll see that people seldom break these axles, and the guys who do are doing some seriously insane wheeling. For the other 99% of us these axles will last a life time, and all you'll ever have to do is periodically rebuild the CV joints which is easy.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy these axles again or recommend them to anyone. Ask around with the most hardcore wheelers and they'll all tell you that RCV axles are the best-of-the-best when it comes to axles!
Also, the installation is pretty easy. I didn't have to grind anything with mine because I ordered the Vanco big brake kit (which has new knuckles that are pre-machined for the RCV axles). However, if you do have stock knuckles you have to grind off a little bit of material from them, but it's really not that difficult. All-in-all, it took me maybe 3 hours to install them, and that was taking my time and being patient.