Jump to content

Welcome:

    Welcome to the new and improved Virginia Offroad Sports and Outdoors! Please stick around and help us in becoming one of the #1 Online Communities for Off Road and Outdoor Hobbies such as Jeeping, Mudding, Dirt Bikes, Fishing, Camping and more!

 

hellbender86

exploded 10 bolt. 35 inch tires, open diff

Recommended Posts

was running the hogback ridge trail in bland county and this happened to me. was in two wheel drive, little bit of wheelspin in the hole and when i came out the backside and hit solid ground, THUMP...crunch crunch bang...out pop the axles.

 

20141109_135844_zpswtdlyrcj.jpg

 

the carrier split in half so the center pin dropped out, which in turn let the c clips fall out, and then out popped the axle shafts. the first idea of a fix was to cut a wedge of wood and drive it in there but that didn't work so I used mechanics wire to wire the c clips back to the axle shafts and then drove a piece of the broken carrier in between the side gears to keep everything pushed out. here is what that mess looked like...it allowed me to limp off the mountain using the front axle and get a trailer to get home.

 

20150120_111527_zps7jhixmn0.jpg

20150120_111500_zpsxyth3rcb.jpg

20150120_111455_zpsozzrgkwf.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Wow! Those old welds looked like cottage freakin cheese! Yours look much better! Sad part is is that someone was proud of the original work. Unreal.

 

I do agree with you. Very poor craftsmanship and very unsafe.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

About Us:

Founded in Nov 2011 as an online resource for off road enthusiasts in and around Virginia, we are growing to include outdoor related hobbies, small automotive and 4x4 projects, advertising and forum support for 4x4, Jeep, etc... Clubs, Advertising for off road related manufacturers, and more! We aim to be the goto resource for all things off the beaten path in our great state!

Vote For Us:

Contact Us:

Email : admin@vaoffroadsports.com


×
×
  • Create New...