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Old 05-17-2010, 05:29 PM
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broke the plug welds on my rearend!!!

130,000 miles on my 08 ranch never had a problem took off from the red light pullin my gooseneck the rear plug welds broke shooting the pinion straight up brakeing the u joints and throwing the driveshaft out am I the first person this has happen to or what oh yeah I need a new axle who has one!
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:42 PM
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That is brutal, haven't heard of that from leaving a light.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:56 PM
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seen it happen alot on jeeps, but never on a fullsize axle.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:39 AM
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it twisted the driver side axle tubing where the leafspring had gaps where u could stick ur fingers in between each of them it was pullin my truck down on one side I thought my frame was bent now that the axle is out u can see the different angles on the leaf spring pads and there off alot
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:28 AM
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Plug weld it and reloocate the spring pads to the correct location for the pinion angle..lots easyer than turning the tubes.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:23 PM
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yea that what I'm doin I welded the tubing to the chunk and gusseted from the tubing to the chunk and buildin some ladder bars
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:59 PM
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How much weight did you have on?
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:41 PM
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my big orange truck it's around 13 maybe more the tires that were on it were around 700 a piece so maybe more than that
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:55 PM
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would love to see pics..
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