kwrangln said:<nelson voice> HA HA <nelson voice off>
Someone didnt do their research on the 8.8 or they would have heard all the horror stories about the rosette welds not being strong enough and the housing rotating on the tubes.
Todd W said:
If you just needa re-weld it come over! I`m sure the new welder can handle it.
That sucks man... did you talk to Gearman or welderboy maybe either of em can do it for yagripguru said:
nope, you were right. it is bent. I have to take it to Lincoln welding in downtown sacto to have it lined back up and then weld the bejesus out of it (once it is straight again)
Yeah, I broke the dshaft once before from just axle wrap, and if I did not have the 1350 dshaft, I am sure it would have happened here too. It felt like a meat grinder all the way home. The ears on the dshaft yoke were grinding on the pinion yoke. It was bent when I found it, so I did not want to weld it back together that way. That is why no repair was made before driving home.Gary E said:That happened to a friend in Moab and it had stitch welds around the tubing. It went far enough to break the yoke on the DS. He had to pull the rear ds and drive back to camp. He grabbed the brakes really hard a few times and luckily the tube rotated back into place. Back at camp he refilled the rosette weld and welded all the way around the tube. I haven't heard of any ill effects.
Outshined said:I'm sold, welding my 8.8 next week.
Should I just have a bead put around the tube where it meets the centersection?