Man that sucks Jeff I was always concerned with damage to the R&P and locker with 30 spline or chromoly shafts. Seems if you get twisted up that force has to go somewhere and I'd rather blow stock axle shafts/u-joints than something in the diff. They're easy enough to swap out on the trail and used ones are had cheap enough to keep a few as spares.
Having ready access to spares is one reason I stuck with 27 spline.
Mark (progear) said he has general used chromo inner shafts and stock outers. There are pros and cons to using the "fuse" theory but no matter how you build some one thing has to be the weakest part. To me it seems better if it's cheap one.
LMAO . That was a good one. bt, if your ARB failed before it blew out your ring/pinion which I dont really see how, you might wanna get the housing trussed. Thin walled dana 30's and crazy strong ARB's dont mix well. Thats why my ARB started walking out. I lost my preload. Get one of those sexy Arctec trusses. That way you can also glue some tuperware to the top of it to store a solenoid or something.. Think of the possibilities
jeep you might want the bilstein 4600's or the 5100's. the 4600's are the yellow ones , the 5100's are the silver ones. I run 5100's in my rear and have for about 10 yrs + . The only thing yellow I've ever had in my jeep was an asian chick.. Those were the days...
why would you rebuilt an engine just because the water pump went out? Did you drive it another 5 miles with no water in it and temps were pegged? Was the pump just leaking through the weap hole? Details please.
Water pump blew up, I assume the bearing inside of it let go, the fan wobbled around and took a chunk out of the top of the radiator shroud. I am hoping the radiator made it out without damage...
Serpentine belt of course got tossed out of place when that happened, only drove it about a mile with no water pump, and the engine was cold (half of that was with the engine off to keep from draining my brand new battery). The thing has 188K miles on it, so I'm wondering if it will be fine for a long time with just replacing some parts here and there, or if I should just go through and rebuild the entire thing and not worry about it.