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Old 05-16-2008
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haha right on dude,
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that sucks dude, hope its not too much damage. a customer of mine had that happen on her blazer, but her caliper brackets kept the axles from coming out... good luck on repairs
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WOW....That's one of the craziest things that I have ever seen!
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That sucks dude!

Kinda off topic but how do you like them tires?
i love the tires, but they are really soft



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Wow!


Well since your getting an 8.8 how about letting me take that chrome diff cover off your hands =]
i would send it right out to you but it got a hole in it...



now all i need to do is find another axle, i would like an 8.8 but anything will work for now, any sugg. on what else to get, i need it asap
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just take the axle out of your other ranger for now.
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If it were me... I'd take the time to find a 31spline exploder axle with 4.10 gears and disc brakes... Then just SOA and you're good to go... Sucks what happened though man!
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Dang man! I've never seen or heard of that happening before, well maybe on a cheap Matchbox car...
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i got my new 8.8 today, i sandblasted it and painted it, ill post pics tomorrow, and ill post some of my old 7.5...
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be lucky it didnt happen in the woods. We had a kid break the shaft on his ranger on a trail with a couple rock faces left to go to get out. It took us a couple hours to get him out.
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sorry but my comp broke, heres the new axle
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and the old 7.5

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wow that sucks!

got to love full floater axles :)
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i really need to upgrade mine before something like that happens to mine
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Old 06-02-2008
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yup, just as i suspected, the cross pin broke.

the 7.5 comes from the factory with a notched cross pin and it the weakest link in the axle.

i would suggest anyone that builds up a 7.5 puts a solid hardened cross pin in it.
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At first I was like: WTF? Why does he have the wheels off and two jacks holding the truck up on the side of the road... Then I realize your tires werent sitting up and down and thoes were axle shafts.

That is dangerous. It could have easily totaled the truck and/or killed someone.
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