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HELP! Broke a spindle shaft!!! (pics of course...)

Well, you play you pay.

Below you'll find some pics off my cell phone. Happened at a good spot really. I was a mile and a half from home, and it happened at like 2 mph as I started to turn after stopping at an intersection.

Probably I damaged the spindle shaft when I jumped the truck last April, and it's just taken time for stress to run the break to where it snapped.

I'm thanking God heavily! It could have gone at 70 mph on the highway, or in the middle of Wharton!

So: anyone have a set of lift spindles for sale? Looks like I'm going to need them. That's what the "HELP!" was about, lol.

Enjoy the carnage!
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welcome to why you shouldnt beat the aftermarket spindles at ALL. remeber who was it the guy in the dunes jumped his truck and BAM some crap happened...just and FYI there griggs now you finally found out why...
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Wow John! Looks like you'll be needing a new rotor as well, lol.

Edit:Good time for a SAS =]
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whats the alternative for a suspension lift then? I think it has more to do with the backspacing of the wheel doesn't it?
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okay, i see them now...
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Wow John! Looks like you'll be needing a new rotor as well, lol.

Edit:Good time for a SAS =]
Ha! Wouldn't I love that, but I'm not ready and I need to get the truck back on the road.
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Ha! Wouldn't I love that, but I'm not ready and I need to get the truck back on the road.
ya i was talking to D about that...need a hand griggs lol



john here is Fab spindles the only problem is they push out your track width in the front it might be a problem with clearning your fenders with the 35's
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welcome to why you shouldnt beat the aftermarket spindles at ALL. remeber who was it the guy in the dunes jumped his truck and BAM some crap happened...just and FYI there griggs now you finally found out why...
Bah. Everyone knows that, Negative Nellie. We still wheel them anyway. Remember also that the jump was NOT on purpose, lol. It was just supposed to be a dramatic "roaring over the top" that got out of hand.

I knew they could break when I bought them. The only thing I'd do different is to inspect them after that kind of stress and see if anything could be seen that would have allowed me to PLAN the replacement.

I'll have to get a nice pic of the remaining pieces and see if Bob has any comment since he's an M.E. and might recognize some kind of stress pattern.
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makes sence and i wasnt being negative just pointing out the DUR factor lol...

btw i posted spindles forsale up there ^^
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ya i was talking to D about that...need a hand griggs lol



john here is Fab spindles the only problem is they push out your track width in the front it might be a problem with clearning your fenders with the 35's
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Actuallly the Doetsch push the track width out also. I think it would be hard to make a lift spindle that didn't, actually.

Thanks though, Zach!!!
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I just PM'd the guy. Now I'll go check out new prices again on eBay I guess.

Besides spindles, I need a brake bracket, caliper, rotor might be salvageable believe it or not. New bearings, new flex brake line, and so forth.
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that does sucks

so close to the "top secreat" suspension modding too
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Ha ha! Well, it's such bad timing it's actually funny...to me -- but then I'm wierd anyway. My daughter who just got married is lending me her Ranger to get around in so I'm not without wheels...THANKS CANDICE!!!!!
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thats why you have kids..lol
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Wow,John,never a dull moment with you!Good thing it happened a such a slow speed.We would have hated to see more damage to your truck,or yourself!
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Ha! Thanks, Marc!!! Long time no hear from. Hope you're doing well and I appreciate the sentiment!
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Doing good,thanks.Gas prices are coming down....hmmm...I smell a northern trip sometime in my future!
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dude sorry to hear it
that sucks
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Man that sucks, good thing you were only going a couple of MPH.

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Found a guy on eBay selling shaft replacements and I messaged him asking if they fit my spindles. A spindle replacement would be $95 shipped. Still under $200 and a lot easier repair doing both if they fit. Guess I'll see when/if they reply.
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damn man sorry to see that....someone above was looking out for you..that could have been nasty...
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holy crap man. atleast u were near the house. good luck with it man
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Hmm.. I lost a spindle completely.. and a cobra wheel, goodyear tire.. caliper.. Vailience.. Total sukkith if ya ask me, My condolences on your laying frame.

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Thanks all for the "tea and sympathy" -- much appreciated!
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