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EMPI vs Longfields
« on: Jun 01, 2018, 01:30:35 AM »
The general consensus seems to be to go with the Longfield axles, however Iím curious how the Marlin supplied EMPI birfs/shafts stack up against the Longfields.

Iíve been looking around, and thereís isnít a ton of information out there regarding the EMPIs.
What is your experience?

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Re: EMPI vs Longfields
« Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2018, 02:01:28 AM »
Most people like original Bobby Long Longfields or RCV. I've heard if you manage to break an original Bobby Long then you have to warranty it thru TG, which I've also heard is a headache.

https://www.roundforge.com/articles/toyota-pickup-and-4runner-chromoly-birfield-axle-guide-and-comparison/

That's a cool site. Doesn't add too much technical data
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Re: EMPI vs Longfields
« Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2018, 05:01:00 AM »
Bobby sold the empis for a minute.  They werent very strong.  RCV is the way to go.
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Re: EMPI vs Longfields
« Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2018, 09:28:05 AM »
Makes sense, the warranty for the RCV speaks for itself, compared to the EMPI warranty through MC.

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Re: EMPI vs Longfields
« Reply #4 on: Aug 16, 2018, 04:53:44 PM »
Longfields were made by RCV to Bobby's Spec when he was alive.  When he died Bobby's wife sold the name of the company to Trail Gear who continued to make their same "Dirty Thirty" axles, just now with the Longfield name.  Old school original Longfield shafts are great, and RCV makes no question the top of the line axle on the market right now.  EMPI is drivetrain company that makes products for most national car brands including a division that works exclusively with VW.  They make a very high quality, exact machined product, with a high quality Chromoly material. IF you are looking to upgrade your shafts, but dont have the funds to drop on RCV, the EMPI shafts are a great upgrade. 
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Re: EMPI vs Longfields
« Reply #5 on: Aug 26, 2018, 07:41:48 PM »
Longfields were made by RCV to Bobby's Spec when he was alive.  When he died Bobby's wife sold the name of the company to Trail Gear who continued to make their same "Dirty Thirty" axles, just now with the Longfield name.  Old school original Longfield shafts are great, and RCV makes no question the top of the line axle on the market right now.  EMPI is drivetrain company that makes products for most national car brands including a division that works exclusively with VW.  They make a very high quality, exact machined product, with a high quality Chromoly material. IF you are looking to upgrade your shafts, but dont have the funds to drop on RCV, the EMPI shafts are a great upgrade. 

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