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Old 01-13-2008, 10:16 AM
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i keep breaking the rear drive shafts

I have a 2002 ford 350 single rear wheel 4x4 with some major performance mods but every time I pull something or just give it a little hell I break something, usually the u joints or the pinion yolk. Also I have broke several drive shafts and twisted the rear end housing out of it. It wheel hops very violently and can very seldom plant all the power but when it does I break something. My question is can I get heavier u joints and yolks. Also will a 4 link and air bags help? Do I have the option to put f 550 drive shaft and rearend under it or are they even any heavier. I all ready have a f 550 clutch and fly wheel. Any ideas please let me know. And no smart *** comments like keep your foot out of it because if you are a real powerstroke man you know that is not an option!
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:29 AM
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And no smart *** comments like keep your foot out of it because if you are a real powerstroke man you know that is not an option!

for your first post this sounds kinda ****y... anyway, fill out your signature, or give us some more specs on your truck to better help you. welcome to the site!
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Sounds like a lift is involved with too much right foot. Maybe time for traction bars or maybe you're just a bit ****y! Fill out your sig so I know what you bring to the table!

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are you dumping the clutch with a 6inch lift ? if so you'll get alot of spring wrap, putting your pinion and driveshaft at awkward angles, sounds like you need some type of traction device. (or an automatic trans)
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Get you some traction bars and be done with it. You know, dont listen to me I had them and still twisted the differential housing on the axle tubes.
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To answer some questions. No a 4 link will not help it may make matters worse for you. Yes get latter bars to help prevent wheel hop. If you have a lift check the angle of the driveshaft. You may need to correct to prevent wheel hop.

How much horse power are you running. What kind of mods do you have done to your truck. Give that info and we can give you better answers.
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