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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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summer bros or gorilla axles

Which axle is better summor bros or gorilla? Also does anyone know how much summer bros are?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 04:28 PM
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It really all depends on your riding style like are you a mud rider duner, desert. The good thing about gorilla is they are made to run higher cv angle. The only cv you can run on a gorilla is the gorilla cv, therefore if you dont need the higher cv angle I wouldn't run them. Summer brothers are good axles and they can run stock cvs, therefore you bust a cv you can pick up a stock one easier than a gorilla cv and the cvs are cheaper. IMO
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Is a gorilla cv any stronger than a stock cv? I have broken many axles(stock)
but never broken a cv...If i would go with summer bros axle is their a ggo chance i would just start breaking the stock cv's?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 06:45 PM
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The gorilla cvs are deffinetly stronger.. For what's it's worth I run summer brothers axles on my teryx with stock cvs, and I have never broke a cv just broke axles...but I can tell you the stock axles broke alot easier than my summer bros. The strongest axles/cvs are turner axles. The cost about as much as gorillas, but the downfall to that is the axles donot break but the differential does lol....I've seen it happen to mAny times on the big lifted bikes arond my area
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 09:43 AM
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We stopped using Gorillas with our long travel kits due to a multitude of problems, we have since switched over to Summers Brothers axles in stock CVs and are very happy with their performance. If your really rough on your axles, you can upgrade the rears to 300m. If you break those, you've probably got some other issues causing the breakage (binding, over droop, etc).

Summers brothers run about $170 ea for 4130, and $235 ea for 300m. 4130 is strong enough for most applications.

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I had Gorilla's with my LSR XTR kit. I have broke both rear axles. Both due to the CV's locking up. They refused to do anything for me. I have since been using the LSR axles with stock CV's. I have broke both of those axles as well but never the CV's. I would go Summer Bros. if it was me.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 04:17 PM
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Gorilla's are crap
go with the Summers Bros 300M's and forget about your axle problems.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Think im gonna go with the 300m's, But i do like the tuners after some research.. The cost difference is to much I can buy 300m's and spares for what i can get one set of tuners for lol....
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 10:51 AM
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when you guys are replacing axle,s and stuff dont forget to check the a-arm mounts,the guy down the st.just dropped off a ruesch an the left rear outer cvcage was toast.when i put the rhino axle in that he bought it bound up,i cracked all a-arm,knuckle bolts loose an it poped back closer.i started looking around and found both vertical a-arm mounts were bent pretty good,thats what broke outer cv.and no the rhino axle wont fit,its to short,inner cv and axle shaft are1.5mm smaller.anybody know where i can get Ruesch axle parts,its got a cfmoto 500 in it an looks almost exactly like a rhino.the inner cv is good,all i need is outer cv an halfshaft...HELP..i was reading a thread that mentioned them last week an cant find it now.thanks
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 01:51 PM
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search these forums we beat this topic to death. some super info came out- long story short gorrila will never help you out if you have problems. i really like it when they slip out and grind the splines off

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