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I snapped my 12B Axle shaft!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudbogAD, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    I was coming home from my girlfriends house on Sunday. I took off from a stop light and had it about 3/4 throttle and when it shifted into 2nd------------BOOM!!!! Suddenly it was clunking and I immediately stopped as I coasted into the gas station next to me. I noticed my brakes almost went to the floor when I stopped /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif, so I got out to see my drivers rear tire sticking out about 4-5 inches and realized I broke my axle. I called a tow truck and it took them 3 hours to find a tow truck big enough to tow my truck /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif. It is time for that 14ff /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.Too bad it had to happen this way. I'll get some pics up soon.

    PS- I don't think that my stage 2 shift kit helped any.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Now you know why everyone rag's on 1/2 ton diffs! Thank God the axle/tire didn't leave the truck and go for a ride into someones car!!/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    rene
     
  3. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    im sorry man, but 39's with half ton running gear, and a heavy foot, sounds like a recipie for disaster, i'd be glad the stuff lasted this long. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  4. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Welcome to the club. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I snapped a 12 bolt shaft last week! I Changed the axle and bearing on the side of the road in the rain. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
    35's, a detroit, and a stage 2 shift kit also /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif... and i got a heavy foot... ain't it fun to spin those tires in the rain. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    I'm in the same boat with you dude... Time for a 14 bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    I got my 14FF all set up , detroit & 4:56's, almost ready to go in.... its just that front thats holding me up. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  5. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    That would of really sucked. My 39.5" TSL chasin down a car /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif. I have a 14FF but I just needed my half tons to last awhile so I could save money for the 8-lug conversion and 14ff swap. Not to mention the new 8-lug wheels. I don't really have a heavy foot because I know I have 1/2 tons but this time I decided to take off a little quicker.
     
  6. doctor4x4

    doctor4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys some possible idea for ya
    1 there is a post on the 4 sale board looks like tony p. made some 8 lug to 6 lug adapters
    2. my buddy Henrick is secdulded to get in a k30 with D60 and4:56 gears with the matching corp14 bolt for the rear that he is probably gonna part out we were talking tonight he will be asking 1500 for the front or 1750.00 for the pair both in great shape and complete ready to bolt in + he accepts C.C. i think he was saying 1 of the 2 has a posi or locker also pm me if your interested or catch him direct at
    henrik@gmtruckcenter.com
    He has a great rep. and built a few of the members rigs here on ck5 check any of the so cal big dawgs posts
     
  7. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, That's exactly the same spot mine broke and it looks pretty much the same. I still need to buy the ring and pinion for 14FF(5.13's) and I'll be set for the rear. I also broke a tooth off my spider gears.

    Hell ya, it's awesome spinnin tires in the rain. Especially with TSL's /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Put alloy axles in the rear. Thats a common spot of a factory axle to break since it isnt hardened there. No need to swap everything over to a 14 FF if you are on 35s. Because then you loose ground clearence.
    I broke a spool before I broke an alloy axle in my Jimmy.

    Dan /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  9. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    No need to swap everything over to a 14 FF if you are on 35s.

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    I agree, but I'm runnin 39.5" TSL's. I would just run stronger axles if I was runnin 35's though. I agree that there isn't really a need for a 14FF on 35's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    But someone that broke THREE 12-bolts with 35's and a 10-bolt with 33's would tend to disagree. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif That's why there are 14-bolts under my K5 and my Sub. I just have a very heavy foot that is hard to hold up off of the floor. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    I can understand that. It's fun havin a heavy foot sometimes. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    all i can say is 14sf or 14ff so you can play all day as much as you like, yes i know how much fun it is to do donuts and stuff, so just build it up so you dont break axles like that. go fer it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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  13. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    dang adam why didn't you call me??
     
  14. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    yea spining tsl's in the rain always looked like fun to me to a freind of mine was doing it one day pulling on to a major road and almost spun his truck all the way around into a turn lane with a few cars in LOL o well just a ford anyways /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I was talking about RyanB. as for the 35s. As for you that is a toss up. I have taken my burb twice now on my new 38.5s on my burb. It has a locked 10 bolt up front, and a open 12 bolt rear with alloy axles. So far so good, and I was hopping the back pretty good. I am not going to say it wont break, but alloy axles are twice as strong as factory axles, that and the alloys are new versus some 20+ year old axles.

    Dan /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  16. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I never broke an axle in a 12-bolt, but I broke teeth off of three different ring gears in three years. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    Make this sticky...should go a long way toward swaying people in the 'leave 1/2 ton stuff alone' argument. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  18. Ryan B.

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    Actually, I've gone through 3 Ring &amp; Pinions and an axle in my 12 bolt... in the last 4 years.
    I plan to go bigger tires 37+ inches and have a 14ff/D60 in my garage i'm building up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I'll beef the driveline first so it'll handle the BBC outta my camaro for a weekend down at Pismo. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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