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twisted axle splines

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    My axleshaft splines are a little twisted up on one axle, probably from the rear end locking up. The shop said they are ok for now, but sometime in the future I should replace them...anyone know how important this is? Thanks

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    Replace them now if you plan on wheeling. They are weaker now and when you put alot of stress on them they will snap. Very bad if its a c clip design. It happens all the time in drag racing.

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    Is this the same shop that forgot to give you oil for the rear end? If the axle twisted due to locking up I'd say the shop owes you another axleshaft...or two.

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    That is exactly what I was gonna say.


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    I second what Rene said.... they owe you a new set up for being so dumb. That'd be like going to the doctor for a new heart and they forget to give you blood...

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  6. 90K5

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    Yeah, I was kinda thinking that too.....how bad would it be if I drove on it for a while before I put htme in though?

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    I've heard that guys that race heavily modified cars will mark a brand new axle shaft down its length, when the shaft has about a 90 degree twist down its length they replace it...
    I'd still drive it real easy though.

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    The question to ask yourself is this: How bad would it be to have a wheel leave my truck while cruising down the road? [​IMG]

    You can get stronger aftermarket axles for way less than GM gets for new stockers. Checkout <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moserengineering.com>www.moserengineering.com</a> They'll make you a new set of their king kong strong axles for $225.

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