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Since our Tuff Country 6-inch suspension does not use spacers, we needed to shorten the Rough Country halfshafts (left). The shafts only have about 2 1/4 inches of spline so we could only afford to cut off 1 inch of the splined shaft and still have enough spline engagement (center). This would be fine on the passenger side of our truck since last month we discovered that side to be nearly 1 inch longer from the differential flange to the knuckle, and thus seemed to overextend the stock shafts (right), causing them to break. Total cost for a set of two shafts from Rough Country is $800, but remember the three-year warranty and the fact that every time we broke our stock halfshafts it would cost between $75 and $100 to replace...and we broke one almost every time out on the easy trails.

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