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Im thinking of shortening my 9 (Linclon Versailles with drums retro fitted) 3/4 to possibly 1" on each side. Question is can I just trim the axle shafts? Ive taken 1/2" off before without having to respline the shafts, but is 1" pushing it?

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Measure A) your engagement, and then B) the total length of usable spline. You can check usable spline length by sliding a side gear down the axle splines. That will be your answer.

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Unless you are running aftermarket axles, I think you would be pushing the limits. Pull the axles and look at where the tell-tale marks are and compare to the "usable" virgin splines that are left. With just a set of calipers in hand, my machinist looked at my axles and told me what to expect within 1/16" inch.

Alternately, new ready to install Moser axles are around the $425 range.
 
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