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Thread: Maxi Drive axles got an issue

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    These are pictures of my 1997 discovery 1 axles note once again measured from Inside of flange.










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    the difference in length is probably just the drive flange end as MDE made their flange end longer for more spline engagement to reduces freting corrosin or spline wear. Especially since the change to grease based lubrication over oil bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninformed View Post
    the difference in length is probably just the drive flange end as MDE made their flange end longer for more spline engagement to reduces freting corrosin or spline wear. Especially since the change to grease based lubrication over oil bath.
    This ^

    I have a Maxi Catalogue that's turning up with the Removalists tomorrow (a week late)
    When i find it I'll check numbers/VIN's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninformed View Post
    the difference in length is probably just the drive flange end as MDE made their flange end longer for more spline engagement to reduces freting corrosin or spline wear. Especially since the change to grease based lubrication over oil bath.
    Marty brought around his axle and without drive flanges on the maxi drive was a fair bit longer maybe 35-40mm.

    Remember i'm measuring from inside the drive flange so any extra length (the 6-7mm) is how much deeper it'll go into the diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pub247 View Post
    Marty brought around his axle and without drive flanges on the maxi drive was a fair bit longer maybe 35-40mm.

    Remember i'm measuring from inside the drive flange so any extra length (the 6-7mm) is how much deeper it'll go into the diff.
    Its hard to tell with the pics you show as you only show one end. You say youre measuring from the inside of the flange. Is that from the mounting face of the flange? And did you do the same for the Maxidrive axle shaft? Just remember the difference may be outboard. You must compare apples to apples.

    But Im not saying you are wrong either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninformed View Post
    Its hard to tell with the pics you show as you only show one end. You say youre measuring from the inside of the flange. Is that from the mounting face of the flange? And did you do the same for the Maxidrive axle shaft? Just remember the difference may be outboard. You must compare apples to apples.

    But Im not saying you are wrong either.
    Yes mounting face to axle end. And yes same for maxi drive.

    You see my Discovery axle and drive flanges are one piece so there's no fair comparison otherwise.

    Like i said the axle itself might be 40mm longer but with flange on from mounting face it's 6-7mm longer (note there'd be some end float in axle)


    As long as you had clearance in you centre for axles to go a little deeper you'd probably be able to get away with it.

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    So they would have fit fine then.
    Should have busted out the tape measure earlierMaxi Drive axles got an issue
    Damien
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