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Hey I broke an axle on the 14 bolt, and it took the locker with it. Just kinda wondering if this has happened to anyone else. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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A buddy of mine finally broke one too. After 8yrs of severe abuse (2wd mud truck,44 Boggers,454) Rear end had 5 yrs street use b4 went in mud truck..Pretty hard to do!
 

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you're one of the few bro. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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It's rare but it happens. Lake Rat exploded his 14 bolt too.
 

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Time to find a new hobby stupid.
 

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Have been running it about 12years. Got tried of breaking my stock dana 60,16 spline ford thing. It broke about 6" in from where it bolts to drum. Got real good at replacing axles in 60 (about 10),(it had detroit also) was kinda shocked it took locker with it.(never happened with 60) It sounded like a gunshot when it broke. <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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<IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Congrats you have now reached the ranks of the "Elite Carnage" ranks. I been trying for years haven't broke one yet..... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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What were you doing when it broke? Suprised no one asked that yet.
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LOL, you kept buying more and more 16 spline 60's?

any hoo, was this a FF 14? or the SF?
how did it snap?
 

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Second gear,Lo-range,hammer down. Got about halfway up about a 200ft,hillclimb. Axle broke ,truck stopped and I grabbed reverse like I always do,front end only worked and I was sideways on hill. Winched it straight,then to bottom. Pulled out broken axle,cleaned out pieces,put cap on,drive out on the other side. Truck wouldnt move,oops took the locker with it.Drove out on front with detroit, what a ride. (WHAT A DAY) <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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I was getting the 16 spline axles for $12 each at pick a part. Same lenghth on both sides,eazy to fix,carry spares,it was my fuse.When I went to get rid of 60,the right bearing cap was in two pieces. FF 14 Bolt is the way to go. Now I get to hear, CHEVY parts to make the FORD TOUGH. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by imuz me:
<STRONG>Time to find a new hobby stupid.</STRONG>
Nope - time to find an Eaton rear end <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Shoot, you can break anything if you're tryin hard enough. I know at least one of the snipers busted a rockwell axle.

I know what you mean about front wheel drive with a detroit too. I drove from Moab to Denver in front wheel drive, with a detroit, pulling my trailer behind the jeep, with no swaybar.
 

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Dave you get all the luck, don't you?
Didn't you just break the front 60 R&P a couple months ago?

Sucks about the Detroit. The two things said to be indestructable in a light truck, and you broke em both at the same time <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by PTO DAVE:
<STRONG>Hey I broke an axle on the 14 bolt, and it took the locker with it. Just kinda wondering if this has happened to anyone else. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
With that stump pulling machine you have, I'm surprised you didn't break it earlier. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> How's Azuza these days? I haven't been there in awhile.
 
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