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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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have you ever broken a drive shaft?

I would like to know if any of you have broken a drive shaft, front or rear (not U-joints). Can you tell me what mods you were running and what you were doing when it happened? As always pics are always cool.

Thanks Justin

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Unread 09-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Rears in a couple jeeps! A 74 CJ with a Lincoln locker , 304 and T19.
Seen lots of twists and bent ones in my time! Usually due to lead footing it, or gaining traction at a high throttle situation.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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Snapped mine on the road just hitting the gas to hard. Later I snapped an axle same way. Now running full widths so this doesn't happen anymore. My setup should be listed below on my post. Basically sum it up is built 360 + stock axles and shafts = not so well.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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I have broken several. But the most memorable was a front shaft. Got cocky one night after I was the only who could make it up a hill at the river. So I told them I could make it up backwards. Needless to say I didn't make it.
To much weight transfer and power on a tiny front shaft.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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Anyone else? I just think it seems you would break a U-joint before the shaft would give in. Well here is hoping mine holds out for a while.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 03:30 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by jm708
Anyone else? I just think it seems you would break a U-joint before the shaft would give in. Well here is hoping mine holds out for a while.
A stock shaft will break first over a u joint. Stock shafts are around .065 thick with small diameter where my aftermarkets are .120 and larger diameter.
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