With the welded front, I broke my first axleshaft u-joint today...short side. Tires were pretty straight, but I bounced it in some rocks with heavy throttle. I agree.........it was way too easy. What's the best way to fit the mangled shafts through the knuckle? Cutting torch? Balljoint removal? Also, can you destroy other stuff (besides the other side u-joint) by leaving it in 4wd if the broken side's hub is not locked. I'm talking about the disconnected shafts having too much play. Thanks for input. -Beck.