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Thread: Maxi Drive axles got an issue

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    Maxi Drive axles got an issue

    So i managed to track down a diff with a locker and a set of maxi drive axles all 24 spline.

    Diff was from a RRC.

    So after work i managed to get time to strip it as i was planning on just swapping centre out.
    Anyway i noticed that the drive flange were suspiciously large and when i pulled axles i noticed that the bearing and hub arrangement is different. These stub axles stick out a bit further and the hub nuts poke out beyond hub.

    So i pulled axle and noticed there no raised section for the seal to run on.

    Now obviously these run in oil bearing setup which is all well and good but what does that mean for my Disco?

    Is the option of swapping the stub axles from RRC diff onto mine and then run it in oil.

    My main concern is does everything bolt up like brakes calipers and wheel offset stay the same.


    Cheers Rory

    Picture of said axles

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    What sort of locker?
    If it's a Maxi, you'll need to use the new diff housing.

    As for the hub/drive flange arrangement, all critical dimensions are stock, so you can swap the Maxi Drive stuff over, or just swap the diff housing straight into your Disco.
    Just use RTC3511 hub seals to keep the oil in and water out and you're good to go.

    All MDE did was use the same set-up as the Defender, separate drive flange and axles rather than the one piece Disco/D90 axles.
    Defenderless for the first time since '01....

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    The locker is an ARB air locker So all good on that part

    Ok so the inner axle seal i remove and replace my hub seal with rtc3511.

    What about drive flanges theyre hell of a lot larger than the HD drive flanges on the front. surely i'd have to change them to suit the later model hubs??

    Thanks for info Nick

    PS ill take some better pictures at work tomorrow so you get a better idea of what im talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pub247 View Post
    The locker is an ARB air locker So all good on that part

    Ok so the inner axle seal i remove and replace my hub seal with rtc3511.

    What about drive flanges theyre hell of a lot larger than the HD drive flanges on the front. surely i'd have to change them to suit the later model hubs??

    Thanks for info Nick

    PS ill take some better pictures at work tomorrow so you get a better idea of what im talking about
    OK, Rover did change the spacing on the hub bearings at one stage, (narrower in I think post '93 models?) it'll depend on what vintage RRC it is
    Defenderless for the first time since '01....

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    Yeah I don't know what RRC it was from i just bought a complete diff and assumed they'd be the same as discovery.

    I'll ask the bloke i bought it off see if he knows where it came from.

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    Well bit of confirmation by Les Richmond these will not fit my discovery 1.

    So they suit RRC up to vin ja624516

    D1 up to vin Ja032850

    So looks like they'll be for sale if anyone interested ill get some pictures and make a proper thread tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pub247 View Post
    Well bit of confirmation by Les Richmond these will not fit my discovery 1.

    So they suit RRC up to vin ja624516

    D1 up to vin Ja032850

    So looks like they'll be for sale if anyone interested ill get some pictures and make a proper thread tomorrow
    Why won't they?
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    Theyre longer have a different stub axle hub assembly arrangement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pub247 View Post
    Theyre longer have a different stub axle hub assembly arrangement.
    Use the rangie stub axle and hubs etc...
    Damien
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    Measure the width of the disco and rangie housings only, see if they are the same. Or just fit the whole rangie diff assembly
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