Originally Posted by schitzangiggles
I take it you have never broken a U joint in your wheeling and lost the fluid or had to presidential solution your rear slip yoke to keep the fluid in your TC. Again what works well for the street/mall doesn't do so well when you actually wheel it.I know, you have been in the "business since 1872" and I am just a no nothing punk...
Actually i have broken front and rear diffs in half, ripped up and split H-yokes, broke t-cases off the back of the trans.... When i test things i do things you wouldn't ever try.
Didn't say you're a punk, but you haven't ever done any testing nor understand why and how things are or need to be the way they are.
You most definitely do not read and go on about things that you do not know, as if you do and you clearly do not.
You must have never scrubbed a DS balancing weight off crawling over a rock and used hose clamps to rebalance your shaft, or used a run out gauge, a 20 ton press and some v notched 3/4" plate to true your drive shaft. We do it all the time on the farm out here when it is an hour one way to town. Have I built shafts as my soul source of income? Not even close, but I have built DS for everything from a ford ranger to a KW W900 truck to a 300hp Tractor and every other PTO driven implement on our farm growing up.
Why would I use hose clamps to balance a shaft ? i will do it right and balance it on a machine to remove all vibrations, not just the ones you feel, i don't want my case or bearings wrecked, and a 20 ton press is NOT truing up anything, and you do not understand what truing is, and here is why you don't get what im saying and the diarrhea of the mouth flows so steady from you as you just get deeper and deeper from what is being said.
PTO's aren't anything that need all that much since they spin so slow as are most jeeps that are trail use only, trail use only and rock jeeps are the easiest of shafts , they don't have to be all that special.
But the ones that get used on the street aren't going to live when they aren't trued right and not balanced and wind up wrecking end yokes and cases and bearings at both ends, which is related to balancing issues and are why transfer cases crack also, not because the shaft was another 10 lbs heavier...
Which again shows your trans shop and you should stick to sweeping floors and doing nothing mechanical.