Rugged Rocks R180 Titan Swap Extended Front Chromoly Axle Shafts

Trexterra Aug 9, 2017

  1. Trexterra

    Trexterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    So Rugged Rocks just released their Extended axles for the R180 titan swap and I immediately ordered a pair. Those who know me know that I like to see how far I can push my X with as little $$$ invested as possible. This is a DIY assembly or you can take it to a local shop to have them install it on your existing stock/oem axles. Important to note is the factory style CV boot retainers which should in theory aid in grease retention and prevent premature cv wear.

    https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/Niss...hromoly-Axle-Shafts-By-Rugged-Rocks-Pair.html

    Why did I go for R180 T-swap?

    1. I already have a Lokka that works beautifully in my R180. To get back to a locked front with the M205 would cost me the diff+shafts+ARB locker = too much dang money (roughly 1500-2000 depending on diff cost).

    2. See #1 about saving money. Axles shipped cost me $245. New boots are probably going to cost me another $40. So under $300 to extend my existing shafts to work for a Tswap and stay with a locked front end.

    3. Cost obviously doesn't change for the rest of the components.

    When will I do the install?

    Well... not for a little bit. I'm saving up to get the rest of the Titan swap parts and haven't decided if i'm going to drop big change on a nice external res set of radflos with the money I saved on the diff or if i'm going to go full cheap skate and do a tundra swap.

    Will I update this with install notes and feedback?

    Dang tootin. But it may be a while.
     
  2. jg8992

    jg8992 Hi, my name is Brandon Supporting Member

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    Much excite!
     
  3. Trexterra

    Trexterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    Me too! I've been waiting for these for a long time!
     
  4. SteeevO

    SteeevO First Fill-Up (of many)

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    ^BUMP^
    I have plenty of the extended shafts on the shelf!
     

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