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  • March 22, 2019, 10:48:09 PM

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Author Topic: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?  (Read 228 times)

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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 05:24:10 AM »
I think I was previously lower than stock due to sagging and broken springs. These are Javelin springs and I think will be like 1" lift over stock. I've seen some talk about s10 axles but it seemed like they were too long unless lifted over 2". That'd be cool if ranger axles are a little bit shorter than s10.
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 09:29:18 AM »
no matter how much lift you do it won't change how far the spindle is from the differential. so a longer CV shaft is not needed this kind of lift only changes where the wheel sits in the arc of the suspension travel.

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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 10:03:09 AM »
Good to know. This is something I was curious about.
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2019, 12:57:34 PM »
Ok folks, anyone following along or reads this in the future...
I just received a new axle from Advance Auto online. It's sold as a Carquest axle, it came in a GSP box. Looks much better. In the picture it is the bottom one. The top one is a Rockauto Surtrack.

Also I emailed Rockauto about this problem and they said of 100 axles sold only 4 had been returned for warranty so to them it didn't seem to be a problem unfortunately.
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 11:03:07 PM »
Hey, ItsaWykydtron!!

I'm attempting to continue your thread from the AMCForum here....
I don't think there's much traffic on that particular section of the forum...
http://theamcforum.com/forum/worn-motor-mounts-causing-in-cv-joint-destruction_topic98432.html

(I remembered my Eaglesden Logon!!  :))

Can you confirm for me that the Advance Auto axle you received is a GSP NCV82001??

And that it's dimensionally the same as your original axles??

I'm returning the reman'd axles I got from Rock Auto because they seem to have the
same dimension issue as the Suretrack ones you originally got...
I'm taking a major $$$ hit for that, but I can't risk having my daily driver's axles exploding on my commute
to work!!! 

When you mentioned the axle you got was labeled CARQUEST, I got excited and called a local CARQUEST store here!!   They said it was a good part number, but none of their warehouses have any stock!
I went to Advance Auto's website and they don't show any available either!!!
Did you buy the last one available in the whole world??   LOL!!

Thanks!

Mac.


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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2019, 05:49:18 AM »
In my half asleep state I clicked on the link in my email to go to the other forum and was thoroughly confused for a few minutes lol.

Wow man you are really having a rough go of it! I can confirm your part number is correct. I just went on Advance Autos website and it looks like I did buy the last one they had.

I still haven't driven mine to give a full testimonial, I have one more leaf spring and a gas tank to do.

2 options I can think of, start a new post here looking for availability or possibly a member has 2 good used axles to sell you.

Also in the time being you could always remove your axles and take the outer joint apart to just use it as a stub axle to hold your wheel bearings together. Unless youre full time 4x4 I guess.
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
Hah!   Sorry about that!!   I guess I could have worded it better!!

Rereading it, it does look like what you thought!! 

I do have one stub axle already that I used on a previous Eagle, and I have a really
ratty old core axle that I found in the corner of the garage that I'll knock apart to
get one more!

Hope we're done with the snow for the year, because it looks like I'll be in 2wd for a bit!!

Thanks for confirming the part number for me!

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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 07:23:05 PM »
No worries it was amusing. Good luck finding some axles and avoiding the snow!
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