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CTM U-Joints And Axles For Off Road - Axles For Your Grandkids

Posted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2003
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Photographers: Alan Huber

Some folks pass on land and riches to their heirs. You could pass on these CTM U-joints and axles to your kids and their kids as well. When you take a material such as 300M-with a strength so amazing that parts of airplane landing gear are made of it-and then machine axleshafts from a solid chunk, you end up with something pretty darn tough.

You may have heard of Jack Graff and his company CTM from the rumors flying around about his CTM U-joints. The deal is that if you break one under properly-cared-for use, which means you've got to remember to grease them, then it will be replaced with a new joint. Not a bad deal considering the abuse axle U-joints go through on any given weekend of off-roading.

But what exactly is the deal with these joints, and what about the crazy axles that he is now custom making for wheelers? Under the guise of researching axles for our Ultimate Avalanche, we gained access to the CTM laboratory and found out some pretty trick things that can be done to keep your shafts and joints alive. From forging to machining, and heat treating to cryogenic freezing, CTM is doing some very cool stuff that's pretty hot on the scene.


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