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Unread 05-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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what caused this?

if any one can tell me how this happened I would be very appreciative. and no it was not axle rap or hard core off roading.



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Unread 05-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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cant even see the pics they are so small, are they factory or aftermarket springs?
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Unread 05-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #3
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20 year old springs?
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Unread 05-15-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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20 year old springs?
I believe you answered your own question right there, they are just worn out. period time for new ones, they have been bounced up and down and all around for 20 years...would you agree?
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Unread 05-15-2008, 04:19 PM   #5
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I wasn't the original poster. That was my guess.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 06:58 PM   #6
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I wasn't the original poster. That was my guess.
LOL i did not read your name sorry, but LOL right on track sounds like...
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Unread 05-15-2008, 07:09 PM   #7
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I would say they rusted apart, (they are 20 years old right)
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Unread 05-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #8
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these are one year old rough country six and a half inch lift springs. covered in mud.....sorry
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Unread 05-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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Unread 05-15-2008, 08:46 PM   #10
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The pics are tiny, but what did you do? Tow something and snapped it
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Unread 05-16-2008, 04:35 AM   #11
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busted centering pin, broken spring clamps.
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busted centering pin, broken spring clamps.
Exactly, busted center pin. Make sure the Ubolts are nice and tight once you replace the center pin and you shoudl be good to go.
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ok maybe I should speak more slowly........under normal conditions what would cause the center pin to snap like that. I don't dog it and only rode trails about three times.
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Okay, a loose or damaged set of Ubolts will allow for shift and shear the head off the pin.

Regular stop and go starts with even a slightly loose set of Ubolts will allow shift and that will shear the head of the pin off.

Age and rust will also weaken the center pin and it will snap.

Slow enough for ya?
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