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You are preaching to the choir hear man, I have over 1200 bucks in my rear shaft. I had mine balanced, new joints and installed. It wasnt right, through its balance, destroyed my rear yoke, the carrier bearing and all the joints. I never cracked a case but it sounds like more of a driveshaft issue still, not the rear end. Maybe your driveshaft was installed out of phase, causing the vibration which led to the destruction.
I bought a digital level, there is more to installing a driveshaft than bolting it up. I am not saying you dont know that, but I learnt the hard way on my f150 through a similar issue the angles at each yoke need to be set specifically. My truck has a 2 piece shaft so it is different, but your pinion angle still matters.
If a bad ujoint was installed, or you over/under torqued the bolts on the yoke it could have caused the catastrophic failure.
1997 f250 extended can SRW 4x4 7.3 turbo, e4od (mildly built up)
DP Tuner F6 tuned by Jody
Rosewood stage 2 180/80 injectors
4" straight pipe
Glowshift pyro, boost, tranny temp and fuel pressure gauges
Diesel site coolant filter
2" body lift and 35" Wrangler Dura Trac's
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