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Did I do any damage to my rear differential axle tube???

Had to replace my LR axle seal today and the situation i was in when putting the truck back down off the blocks was to lift up and let down the axle by using a floor jack and 2x4 under the axle tube right under where the axle vent tube connects. It was supported there for only 5 minutes or so. Is my axle tube ok???

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It's fine, I lift on the tube and and shock mounts all the time

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Yeah, you are fine. Where did you think you should lift from?

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Dude you run your 8000k truck down the road on that axle tube... i am fairly certain that lifting it with a floor jack wont hurt it...

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Agreed that BS about not lifting from the tube is crap

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Trailer axle tubes are different. But you've got a big diff in the middle.



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Thanks guys. I always lift from the pumpkin. Makes sense when thinking about it if the tube was that weak you would have major problems on the road. It was a cluster F under there when i was done and the tube was the only solid place i could lift at.

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-Straight Piped
-6637 Intake
-8in. Lift
-Welds w/40in. Rockers
-Warn hubs
-LSD w/4.56 gears
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