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Sorry for the fuzzy pics, but it's dark and this capture card is crapola... it's getting replaced monday.





I had just unhooked from my brother's car that I pulled home after it died about 2 miles from the house, which I did in 2LO (hubs unlocked). My truck usually feels like a slug on the road, so whenever I'm in low range I like to play a little bit. During a temporary loss of sanity, I took off in 1st gear with some sweet acceleration, then threw the shifter into 2, but instead of the tire chirp I expected, forward motion ceased and I heard a loud bang following by lots of clanking. A snapped driveshaft was the result! I get away with such abuse all the time, but apparently asphalt is not as forgiving as mud :wacko Luckily the shaft was the fall guy, I don't think I destroyed the rear end, but I'll see in the morning when I put my spare shaft on. This says something for Spicer ungreasable u-joints, all the joints appear to be fine! OOPS? :doh:
 

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good news, nothing else is broken :thumbup

i did notice that the pinion flange can rock quite a bit without the pinion moving... i don't really understand how that's possible but i'll pull it off again next week and figure it out. i think that might be why i get a clunk sometimes when i let off the gas and get back on it fast. i don't know why that was my spare shaft, it actually has no vibrations that i noticed and the double-cardan is pretty tight :toothless

i am awesome :chili:
 
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