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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 10:21 PM
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New member- Dented my axle housing tube

Not my day. I was driving to work and I ran over a chunk of crumpled up metal. I tried to avoid it but there wasnt much I could do short of ramming into the guard rail. Anyway I ran over this peice of metal and I heard it, and felt it hit something under my truck. I was worried that it hit a tire and I'd end up with a flat. Anyway it drove fine the rest of the way to work, no vibrations of dragging, so when I got there and parked I got under my truck to find where it hit. I have a golf ball sized dent, deep one too, in the axle tube on my 10bolt rear on the drivers side. I ran over this piece of metal with the driverside front tire, from there is shot up and hit the rear axle housing. So I'm lookin for rear end now. Of course its a good excuse to get a 14Bolt SF. If anyone knows where there is one laying around, feel free to tell me! Here are some pics for your enjoyment!





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Ouch! But you're right, why just replace when you can... upgrade >: ) HA HA HA HA HA
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Re: New member- Dented my axle housing tube

Where are you located? On ebay, there is a 14 bolt sf 3.73 gearing for sale. The guy is located outside of milwaukee. I have been thinking of buying it as it is only $400. It is remanufactured and everything has been checked out.
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Re: New member- Dented my axle housing tube

How fast were you going? That had to be a serious piece of metal do to that to an axle tube......
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First off, welcome.
Next, Wow that is a doozy.
Nice work. Every time I run over something on the freeway I wonder what possible damage I am doing.
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Re: New member- Dented my axle housing tube

Hey thanks for the heads up! 3.73's is exactly what I'm needing. I'm in Dallas, Texas, so it would have to be shipped. I'd pay for that. I can't find anything cheaper than $700 locally, although I've never had to look for a rear end.[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

As for how fast I was driving, I was only going 68, and the speed limit is 60 so I don't think it would have made much differece. But I still have no clue what I ran over, it was a flattened, rectangelar piece of sheet metal lookin stuff. It couldn't have been that heavy, because right after I felt it hit, I looked in the rear view and I saw it in the road spinning like a top. Oh well, all your help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: New member- Dented my axle housing tube

Just a thought, could that dent be remaining from another incident? It seems wierd that something would do that much damage to the axle and nothing else going that fast. I would think that you would have had to be on teh ball to keep control after somethign like that hit.....
Any other "adventures" that could have caused this?

Does this sound right to anyone else?
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Re: New member- Dented my axle housing tube

Nah, that has to be from that because the scratches in the metal are fresh looking, other wise it would be rusty or something. Ouch though, I would go for that 14bolt for $400
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Nah, I was just under there last month, rebuilt the front suspension, I had to take the torsion bars out and I checked everything else. I haven't even left the pavement in months! I took those pics the day after it happened, and you can see the bright orange surface rust in the center of the dent, that wasn't there the day it happened. [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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