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Old 09-01-2010
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I know s*** happens but damn
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darn thats bad!! Glad to hear you are ok, and glad no more damage was done. :)
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well this happened....the spindle is the part im most pissed about....think im gonna have to replace it...

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not sure why they are so small...
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yep! that is a casting defect

spindle looks okay , but the ball joint is toast, stud is sheared off
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Wow.
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That sucks man. How much for a new spindle?
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awsome flex pics there
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Too bad about the truck, that sucks.

Did the Hub split or the bolts fail ?

I agree with rwenzing, when it comes to the parts that could get you killed stick to a name brand, like Spicer.

Warranty replacement is fine but what about the damage to the truck, towing and laborů also what about your shorts and the brown stain is that covered too ?

Find out who made it and e-mail them, maybe you can get some money back if you b!tch enough at them.

Hope the damage is held to what you see.
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well ya i got them to refund me my money...and ya all the bolts were tight it just failed....and the balljoint is toast for sure but i slid so far that it ground down the whole balljoint and then started grinding into the spindle and ground about 1/8 inch off or so...i havent really checked it out yet but it defiantly ground some off of it....but that is just the part that the nut sits on to hold the ball joint so i was thinking i could maybe just see if it didnt grind down enough that when i put a new ball joint in that the threads still stick out enough, and if not maybe put a washer benith the nut so i could get it tight...but im just wondering how much it weakened the spindle....ill get some caparison pics tonight....but any way the parts order guy at my work is looking around to see what kind of prices he can get...
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well ya i got them to refund me my money...and ya all the bolts were tight it just failed....and the balljoint is toast for sure but i slid so far that it ground down the whole balljoint and then started grinding into the spindle and ground about 1/8 inch off or so...i havent really checked it out yet but it defiantly ground some off of it....but that is just the part that the nut sits on to hold the ball joint so i was thinking i could maybe just see if it didnt grind down enough that when i put a new ball joint in that the threads still stick out enough, and if not maybe put a washer benith the nut so i could get it tight...but im just wondering how much it weakened the spindle....ill get some caparison pics tonight....but any way the parts order guy at my work is looking around to see what kind of prices he can get...
i have the knuckles off my 01 and id sell you one of them if you can determine that its the same as yours. dont know if anything changed from your year to mine. let me know and we can work out a deal.
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you have an extra superlift knuckle?....i didnt think any one on here would have an extra so i didnt even ask....i havent call superlift yet to see how much one from them is....
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holy crap, timken will be my replacement part for sure. i am getting old and have "anheusers"-lol! did bendix not make wheel bearings in the 80's? i never had this happen thank god during the crazy stunts of the past.

GLAD YOU ARE O.K. MAN sounded really nasty.

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you have an extra superlift knuckle?....i didnt think any one on here would have an extra so i didnt even ask....i havent call superlift yet to see how much one from them is....
damn, sorry man i should have read you sig, no my spares are the stock ones. i didnt realize you had a superlift. sorry
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If I were you, I'd plan on replacing your LCA as well as the other parts. Call Superflift, they should be able to send you out a new spindle. You're probably looking at between 600 and 700 bucks for parts; and that's a modest estimate. Main thing is that no one got hurt/injured and you still have a truck, not a twisted piece of metal.
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nah the LCA is fine....but there is no way im spending 600 bucks on this front end....so that jeep dana 30 i picked up a wile ago is going in......
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your wheel falling is completely normal. happens to me all the time...i just keep driving when it happens. no big deal
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your wheel falling is completely normal. happens to me all the time...i just keep driving when it happens. no big deal
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your wheel falling is completely normal. happens to me all the time...i just keep driving when it happens. no big deal
Yea man im rockin the three wheel job myself! It deff improved my mpg since there is less tire drag LOL. Only thing that sucks is i get this sinking grinding sound when i turn left....
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Yea man im rockin the three wheel job myself! It deff improved my mpg since there is less tire drag LOL. Only thing that sucks is i get this sinking grinding sound when i turn left....
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he didnt specify what wheel he was missing...lol
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