i'm too much of a lazy arse to lookup the thread link, but roverwrench had gone so far as to machne a groove into the stub axle, trying to make double damn sure it would be the weak link. also, the groove helps it break cleanly (hoping for a clean snap). i thought this was a pretty novel idea meself
i have to say though that jeff hasn't gotten much love on this thread- c'mon guys, follow bodge's lead here and help a brutha out! i remember an awful lot of big talk on the "broken axle" thread . . . not much mention of stubbys in it, though. i'm curious to hear feedbak on this as well, with an impending front-end rebuild somewhere on the horizon.
Yeah the Aussie's have started grooving their stub axles [well the ones I was talking to ].
But that just doesn't seem right why should we have to make our already pathetic weak drivelines weaker
Obviously I would rather pay for a stub than a CV and they are easier to change by a long shot - but I can't see how you would know how much you are weakening it by. Whats to say that if it wasn't grooved you might not have broken anything?
I guess trial and error
Time to get out their and do some field testing guys - let me know how you get on :flipoff2:
bodge - would you rather replace a fuse or fit a new wiring loom? do we have a new tagline now? LR -> home of the groovy stubby . . . .
i still have yet to grenade my 32 spline CV's, 10 spline axles, or open carriers. i try to be easy on it the ol chap, cuz it's only a matter of time . . . i don't think my CV's are very healthy at present
I know the feeling! Everything was fine till I started saying good things about the worlds only "unbreakable" D44 of course now i've gone through several sets of axles and think there is definitly a D60 in my future!!!!
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