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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 09:09 PM
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how quick can a driveline vibe cause damage?

I have a slight vibe after installing the 4" lift and I'm waiting for RE to send my t-case drop. Is it ok to drive with the vibe for a couple days or can the vibe really do damage that quick? It's only a slight vibe while accelerating above 30+ mph and as soon as I let off the gas it stops.

If it's ok to drive a little bit, is it ok to do hiway speeds so I can take it to work 1 day?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 06:13 AM
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Re: how quick can a driveline vibe cause damage?

A slight vibration isn't going to cause any damage. You probably have a problem from the U-joint axes being out of parallel. That vibration will be causing cyclic load changes on the gear teeth in the transfer case and differential. It would take a long time for that to damage the gears.
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Re: how quick can a driveline vibe cause damage?

I drove a couple hundred miles with a bad rear shaft vibration and I think it made my rear diff seal leak.
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