Drive shaft blew up
So I'm roadside at the moment and its freezing! My drive shaft blew upbeat the xfer case. Muffler is destroyed as well due to the drive shaft carnage... If I remove the shaft, I should be able to drive safely in 4wheel drive right?
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance
you won't have fluid in your transfer case. do you have AAA? I'd still move it if it was an emergency but if can wait you should be towed.
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Yes you can drive in 4x4,. If you got a bottle or can or anything you can tape over the hole where the drive shaft use to be, then that would be good. IF not its ok to drive for a short time to get home. Fluid will come out of the case....
Well I got a tow from AAA and its sitting in my garage. I will remove the carnage tomorrow as well as the muffler which got absolutely destroyed as well. Tom Woods shafts worth it? Any other suggestions? I had a DynoMax muffler and think it was good... No complaints anyway.
Originally Posted by jaycal3 View Post
I had a local driveshaft shop build my CV shaft from scratch, every single piece new, heavy wall tube, and all components made in America. Cost me 360 bucks and well worth it. I guarantee it's as good as any, and I had it in only one days wait.
Pay attention to what a couple of guys questioned you about! Things don't just blow up, your pinion angle on the rear end is pointed to the moon. You can put 3 Woody's d.s. and you will have the same end result. There is a certain geometry that has to be adhered to in order for the drivetrain to turn without bind or vibration. Look on Tom Wood's website and you will see what is necessary. Don't get a $300.00 driveshaft now if you plan on future modifications that would include lift kits and / or SYE, because it may not fit properly.
Originally Posted by jdubsjeep View Post
Originally Posted by pasinbuy View Post
To the OP. Yes Tom Woods are worth it.. Great customer service, too! But consider you'r needs, build etc and maybe a SYE before investing in a new shaft.
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Originally Posted by LilViper95 View Post
I fell/slid off a large shelf and hit my flange square on with a boulder and up came the pinion and snapped the drive shaft. Broke the welds that were holding the spring perches and the whole diff rotated. That was an...interesting day. Drove all the home(150 mountainous miles) with that water bottle holding the transfer case juice in.(have sense got an sye and welded the snot out of the spring perches)
For a drive shaft: I went to a local shop and had a truly custom fabbed up, made with 1350 u joints, and a 4 inch slip joint.
Kind of worked out in the long run, as I would have needed to break the welds to re set the pinoin to the sye.
(You can see where the boulder smacked the flange, right at the drive shaft ear, the broken one)
Originally Posted by NHfireYJ View Post
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