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u-joint carnage pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    At least your slipyoke and shaft survived. Mine was totally distroyed. Nothing was reusable. The only thing that survived was the #447 conversion joint, and then I lost the caps to it. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Oops.

    Nice carnage though.

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    come on, where is the story, there has to a story


    so there i was......
     
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    ok so there I was one late night I was at a stop sign about to turn right and KKAAABBBOOOMMM crap went flying I get out look under the truck and there is no driveshaft I look around and there it is about 6ft away luckly I was only about 4 blocks from my house so I drove it home in 4wd leaving a tranny fluid trail, the slip yoke was went and I bent it back with a vise as best I could but I got some pretty bad vibes know so I am going to get a cv shaft built. Turns out the grease had left the caps in the u-joints and it just couldnt take it anymore and they failed. Thats what you get for crappy u-joints. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    talked to a drag racer that done the same thing with a brute force joint that was 3 weeks old, said the bearings in the two caps where a grey powder... He popped the shaft at the rear yoke 3/4 the ways down the strip... still finished at 109mph /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    That makes me feel alot better because I replaced them with brute force joints /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif They were the strongest ones the auto parts store had, they could of got spicer but I needed to use my truck that day and they had to order them, maybe he just got a bad batch, all well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Staps loadthe caps unevenly and cause them to be slightly oval. Makes them run hot and burn the grease out. U'bolts are better bucause the load the caps more even. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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