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Old 03-20-2007, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Axle break in?

I would like to know how you guys are breaking in your front axle? It is suggested that you drive 500 miles to fully break in a rebuilt diff and this should be done before wheeling or towing so my question. Do you drive around in 4 high to break in your front axle the full 500 miles or just for a few miles 20 ruffly then let the diffs cool and then just continue to break in the rear? This could take a while driving around in 4 high
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I drive mine up on the trailer.
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back out of the shop and peel out. Call it ready
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Is this a DD or a trail rig? If it is a DD I would suggest the 500 mile rule. If it is a trail vehicle, I do about 50 miles on it. I did a 12 bolt in the back of my dads suburban and it threw the side bearings after 1000 miles, so on a trail rig it would of been fine for along time.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so let me get this straight, drive out of shop, peel out, put on trailer, take to trail, take off trailer, hear nasty unhappy noises from rear end, put back on trailer, take back off trailer, limp back into shop rinse & repeat Sound about right.

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It is a DD
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Then 500 mile break in. Front hubs locked in 2wd and have at it.

On a side note I've rebuilt a couple rearends. Never broke em in and never had a problem with bearings or the like
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Bust a 10 min burn out. and you should be good. make sure to take a video and if nothing breaks then you good to hit the trailers


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Old 03-20-2007, 09:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I drive mine up on the trailer.
I was reffering to this trailer not as in trail
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