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Locker damage report numero uno (number one for all you whiteys) with pics

first drivetrain damage from my newly installed front locker. Blown CV. Didnt know it was blown until a short trip on the highway which revealed a squirrely truck and once pulled over a smokng cv. I got lucky on this repair as I found a replacement and a delivery boy quick (my buddy just so happened to be going to the same town as me about 2 hours latter to me leaving!) I had to do the swap in the advanced auto parts parking lot (as you'll see). Ive only had my locker in for maybe a month BTW.

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Smoking cv:



old brken CV:




Roadside fixing:





Safely back in the garage:
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damn, what really sucks...at least you got it repaired.........
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wowo that sucks....
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sucks u had to buy the jack

glad that everythings ok

but why did it mess up?
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Damn Gil, that joker looked like it was about to catch fire!

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holy crap!
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MMM carnage :-D
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Good luck with that one man
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how do you know that was due to the locker???
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cause i went wheeling the day before.
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Can i get a "what what" for not having cv's anymore!

That sucks man, i blew one, without a locker :)
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haha awesome fix gil, sorry it happened...
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Looks like the store from Clerks! The windows were all closed, but a sign says "I assure you, we're open!"
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Damn Gil that is bad looking
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nice parking lot repair Gil
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Back in the day (2002 maybe?) I used to frequent
www.offroadrangers.com
one of the people there "desertspive"
had the same problem you did with the front locker
breaking the cv's

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R U sure that the outer CV didn't fail because of fatigue? I've been running a locker up front for almost a year and have not had any problems.

It may have been a little of both but the locker put it over the edge im sure. Also i think that the strain from the lcker is concentrated in different areas for our two types. I know my locker hurts my cvs at low low pseeds IE: parking lots. Also i was hammering the frnt end on a rock shelf the day before. I was getting the spinning bounce and I was worried abut breaking it when I was wheeling so...
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nice parking lot repair Gil

thanks i was rather proud of the repair myself!!!
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Back in the day (2002 maybe?) I used to frequent
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one of the people there "desertspive"
had the same problem you did with the front locker
breaking the cv's

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yeah but he als had an RCD, correct?
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sucks u had to buy the jack

glad that everythings ok

but why did it mess up?


i needed a jack anyway.


it messed up cause of the strain from the locker. do some searching and when you understand the locker youll understand why it messed up
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Sean did break CV(s) with the locker, and with the RCD kit
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Sean popped a bunch of CV's on his truck because of the RCD kit. I don't think he installed the locker until early 03.

Gil, are your t-bars maxed out? If so, that combined with a 33" tire will do it as well. The amount of downforce on the outer CV, combined with the wheeling you were doing and the locker probably all played roles in the failure of the outer.


quite the contrary actually. my front end is really saggy rght now. I was thinkin about reindexing them soon because its so low.


youre probably rght abuot the cmbination of the locker 33s and 37k miles. it was just time. but we'll see how long the next ones last and take it from there.
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nice parking lot repair Gil

LOL thats what I was thinking. repairs on parking lots are never easy.
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LOL thats what I was thinking. repairs on parking lots are never easy.

you know, this was probably one of the quickest smoothest "repairs" ive ever had, too. even with the small amount of tools I bought and workin alone, total repair time including about 40 mnutes of waiting for a part was about 2 and a half hours.


it just wrked out well this time! not to mention I could take the front end apart with my eyes closed anymore...
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It is the force exerted on the CV by the locker and the tire size....
While OffRoading my Jeep I have seen a lot of U joints blow due to too much skinny pedal when trying to get thru an obstacle....
Not sure if there is an upgrade in strength available for the CV joint, but in my Jeep I upgraded the U joints to a stronger design and installed full circle clips to support the U joint caps 360* so they wont flex and fatigue.
CV joints by nature are not as strong as U joints....

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