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Busted driveline stories
Just looking for some of ya'lls broken driveline stories. Usually they are pretty funny to look back at. I have quite a few but heres my best one i think.
I was pulling our mud truck, an 86 suburban with 39.5 swampers on a bumper pull flatbed trailer from Shreveport LA to Kilgore TX for a mud bog. I got off the highway to get fuel and when i took off from the stop sign at the overpass, she hit second and blew my rear U-joint to pieces. Shaft hit the ground and destroyed my slip joint. Mind you, i was also running 39.5's. I pulled the rear shaft quick as i sat in the middle of the road blocking traffic and figured i would lock the hubs and limp to the truck stop on the fronts. No dice, one of my hub locks was frozen. By this time, a cop had showed up and was directing traffic, telling me to get that thing out the road or he has to call a tow truck. Another guy in a truck went on ahead to register for the bog. He had all the tools with him. I ended up beating the outside of my hub off with a reciever hitch, while the cop looks at me in disbelief. I told him i would pick up all the shiny pieces of hub on the ground. I pushed the spline locks in with my fingers and i finally made it to the parking lot. We got another pull truck and made it to the bog and i went back with a new shaft the next day.
Noisy, knockin, fartin, smokin, chuggin, nasty, dirty, stinky, blown, turboed, natural aspirated, fuel waxin, oil leakin, torque makin love of my life Diesels.
96' F-350, Snorkel, Programmer, Big Injectors, hood stack, 10" lift, Locked and spooled Rockwells, 53" V-treads.
I also have an quad cab cummins, 6 speed, air raid, fass, 4 inch straight pipe, & Smarty tuner.
I like places so cold you can spread diesel fuel on your toast like apple jelly.