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Axlewrap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    What exactly is it and how do you tell if it's happeneing.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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  2. POWERMAD

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    This is when your wheels get a grip and the axle tries to go the opposite direction that the wheels are turning.
    Causing the springs to load and unload giving you the dreaded wheel hop.
    Blocks in the rear are a big factor in this as they give the axle more leverage.
    Straight liners use some sort of traction aids but on a 4x4 that limits the amount of flex.
    I hope that makes some sort of sence.

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  3. Pure Insanity

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    I had it on my last rig and it bites! What happens is the axle wraps and builds energy and snaps back to where it belongs. Which will cause a hop. Thats the best way to describe it that I can think of. I had an extreme case of it and I would close the slip yoke on the drive shaft closed and it would SLAM my T-case! I put in stiffer springs and it cured it. I hate to admit this but I had 8 in. blocks in the rear which is what caused the prob, in my case.

    But basicly what sorta happens to describe it and make a mental picture is the axle will start to move and drive away, before the rig begins to move.

    This is one of those things I know what it is and how it works but cannot describe very well.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  4. Twiz

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    Pureinsanitys right -again [​IMG]

    "for every action, there is an equal and opisit reaction"
    If you move a 4000+ lbs truck with some 3000 ft/lbs of torque applied by the tires rotating (from the drivers side) counter-clock-wize than the axle houseing is going to "want" to move clock-wize with the same force. The pinion gear will want to clime the ring gear and bring the rest of the houseing with it. This "wraps" the leaf springs into a S shape up to a point, eventualy, the stored energy in the spring will over-come the traction and "brake free". Causeing the tire to "hop".

    SS, now thats quality[​IMG]

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  5. Pure Insanity

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    Twiz....[​IMG]

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    u da man twizted !!!!!!!!
     
  7. Pure Insanity

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    I do have to admit that was a very good technical post by Twiz. Prob confused the poor guy! MY PINION IS CLIMBING THE RING GEAR! LOL! I tried to put it in simpler more common terms but Twiz likes to show off his LIMITED knowledge. LOL!


    BTW Twiz and I get a kick outta ripping eachother! So Im just playing!

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    JERK

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  9. Pure Insanity

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    We actually do like eachother! Youd never know it tho!

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    Pureinsanity has been miss informed. I hate that jerk...Friggin' paddin basterd..

    LOL [​IMG]

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    OK Twiz we have stolen this thread. Lets stop. We can start our own thread to beat on eachother! [​IMG]

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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  13. Pure Insanity

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    SEE ANOTHER PAD BY TWIZ!!!


    LOL!

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    You two are like Brothers always fighting and putting other people in the middle of it.........LOL

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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    AM NOT! [​IMG]

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    The tires hook up good and if you have a locker its worse, but the pinion gear tries to climb the ring gear sometimes causing the pinion gear to snap off, or chew up the ring gear for those of you still with 1/2 ton running gear.

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
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