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RCV CV Joints and Axleshafts - Because Strength Matters

A Beefy Axleshaft Upgrade

Kevin McNultyWriterChris HamiltonPhotographer

We couldn't begin tell you how many times we have found ourselves underneath a truck or Jeep replacing a broken axleshaft or U-joint. Let's face it: Once a rig has been fitted with larger tires and wheels and has had its engine performance boosted with additional horsepower, something is bound to snap. And that something is usually the factory axleshafts or U-joints. But there is an easy fix!

RCV has been manufacturing aerospace and automotive components for over half a century. Combine that with the fact that the folks at RCV are off-road enthusiasts and racers, and you know they have the experience needed to build tough axleshafts for our hardcore rigs. Think about it: Factory axles have to be strong, but automotive manufacturers are always looking for ways to cut costs and turn larger profits. So the axleshafts the factories produce are only as strong as they need to be! This is where aftermarket manufacturers such as RCV step up. They go the extra distance to produce some of the strongest axleshafts and CV joints (constant velocity joints) available for off-road professionals and enthusiasts alike.

While ordering up a set of RCV shafts for our 2 1/2-ton Rockwells we looked through the list of available axleshafts and products available on the website. We found a whole slew CV axleshafts, CV joints (inner and outer), TTB shafts, and rear axleshafts. RCV also manufactures the axleshafts in 300M and 4340 chromoly, which, in case you aren't familiar with it, is some very tough alloy material. We think it's safe to say that if you're tired of snapping shafts—regardless of whether you are building a junkyard axle or replacing the inferior shafts on your new Jeep—RCV has simple bolt-in shafts to fit your axlehousings. If you have some odd and random axlehousing you just have to bolt under your truck or you have a custom design in mind, RCV can help.