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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

I have never seen any pics of one blowing up. Have they?
I would say with all of them out there there must be one that did not make it.
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

A bud of mine ripped a chunk of the axle tube out of his 8.8" (at least his welds held on his traction bar bracket! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )... there was talk afterwards that there are both beefy & "normal duty" wall thicknesses used on the Exploder variety...

Haven't heard of anyone blowing the internals, though I'm sure someones tried to...
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

I think I remember H8Monday saying he finnaly grenaded his during a competition...but that's the only one I've heard of that wasn't installer fault...
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

I searched around for "busted, broken, exploded...8.8" and could find anything. Like LoMod said, I thinkH8Monday finally did after years of competition driving.
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

Ya, I read about H8Monday busting his on Pirate, he had some pics too if you can find the thread. If I remember right he was running 38.5" SX's with a 300hp 5.0. He said he was in a bad spot, had a crowd watching and his girlfriend in the passenger seat so he hammered it. He went on to say the incident woulda popped pretty much any axle. It was a good story with some good pics.
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

Cool i will see what i can find.. Thanks
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Re: Anyone seen a 8.8 pop? Looking for some pics.

I have heard that the stock carrier is pretty much the weak spot -- I'm guessing H8 wasn't using it, probably a detroit, or ARB, or whatever.

I'm running a lockright in mine, on 35" TRXus MTs now, and have about 4 years on it previously with the lockright on 33s BFG MTs, no issues yet.

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