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Ok maybe its not not tech but this is what I did at my friends house a couple of months ago:D broke the rear one, then trying to winch it out we broke the front one also:D Then at work 2 days later I was working on a Coach at work, and the drive line let loose:eek: ( I had to hammer down then to make sure it was really broken) I would have to say thats the first time I destroyed 3 drive lines in three days:eek: It was a lot of fun though:D
 

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No wonder your other shafts broke the rear... look how thin that tube is.. and front.. did it rip off on the splines welded to the yoke :eek: ??
 

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CA_YJ said:
Ok the front is just plain GHETTO
GHETTO MAYBE :p But my shaft is a hell of a lot stronger than yours:flipoff2:
 

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Chrisf said:

GHETTO MAYBE :p But my shaft is a hell of a lot stronger than yours:flipoff2:
Are you going to buy one from Jess after you bust that one too? :flipoff2:
 

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Dan shsss said:



I see you still didnt put that zerk fittin in the front u joint:flipoff2:
Much better pics with this camera... you wouldn't be able to make anything with only a flash at night, with the old camera ....What Zerk didn't come with one so you must not need it:flipoff2:
 

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CA_YJ said:
Ok the front is just plain GHETTO

we have a saying here in the ghetto. "'survival of the fitest''

go visit some hard core rock trails and you will see that that is a popular mod. lots of slip and nearly unbreakable.
 

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tomw said:


does it vibrate at speed??:confused: prolly won't break:D
gets a little noisy above 30 or so, but thats about it... Keep in mind though my truck is lucky to hit 45 mph though
 

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CA_YJ said:
Ok the front is just plain GHETTO
I run a square shaft in the front of mine because I needed to wheel and didn't have the time/money to get a nice round front one. But now that I've wheeled with it, you'll be hard-pressed to get me to pay out for a round one. I've never felt it vibe off-road. It starts to vibe on the road at about 45 mph. But why would I drive in 4wd on the road, for one, and my truck is a trailer queen anyway, so WTF cares?

So given these circumstances who is the dumb one: He who pays $200+ for a shaft with .085" wall tube that tears every time it touches a rock or me for running a .250" wall tube that will NEVER break? Truly, the joints themselves become my weak point. And my shaft cost me $10 for the junkyard shaft that I cut up to make it and $10 in tubing .... and I have unlimited travel.

Now I wouldn't, and don't, use one in the rear because I DO sometimes have to drive it a few miles on the pavement to get from the trailer to the trail. My rear is a quality 1-ton CV that Jess made for me. ;)

J. J.
 
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