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    Default Bashed axle/hub .. Fun in the mud at Randolph AFB

    Hello!
    I ran into someone at the local San Antonio 4 Wheel parts the other day, and we got to talking and he got me back on this forum (thanks cowboy63b!).

    He suggested I post the carnage and repair details!

    I just installed new ARB lockers & 5.13's. Within one week, when I decided to go play in a large mudhole.. I heard a snap.. and voila!

    Video of said mud hole:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RjFfoDNSPY


    This is what I had when I was pulled back out! My stock dana 30 axle up front just couldn't cope.


    IMAG0102 - Copy.jpg

    So.. I bought a set of Alloy USA Chromoly Axles with new U-Joints; New ABS Sensor/wire plug; and new spicer ball joints.


    Below is where I'm at right now.. the axles came in, but I'm at a standstill until next tues/wed when the new ball joints come in.

    IMAG0136.jpg

    More to come!!

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    Ouch!

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    That's rough dude. Have fun wrenching.
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    i am in need of good ball joint press for my trail box. what do you use/recommend

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    Ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
    i am in need of good ball joint press for my trail box. what do you use/recommend
    I'm using the harbor freight one.. I paid around $40 for the 3-N-1 Ball Joint/U-Joint/C-Frame press ... I ended up having to buy the HF master kit also for another $50 bucks to find the right "catch cylinder adapter".

    A lot of people use the OTC brand ball-joint presses. They seem to be the standard everywhere that I've seen but they're more expensive.

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    It looks even better online than the iPhone pics, gotta love damage.
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    I'd jump all ovet that waggy!!!
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    snake lake lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFhockey31 View Post
    snake lake lol
    Yes it would be
    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Assassin View Post
    I'd jump all ovet that waggy!!!
    If I offend anyone tonight, I apologize. That's not my intention. I'm not going to guess what your personal line of decency is. I cross my own from time to time. It's how I know I still have one. not that i actually cared in the first place.


    "Cougar or not, I'd bang both those broads like a f***ing retard with a tambourine in each hand"

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    Wow, tough luck. Well, you found the weak link - embrace the chance to upgrade and enjoy!

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