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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2000, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Am I feeling Axle wrap?

Here is my question:

When I start in first gear and 'dig in' I feel some bumping around in the rear end. I thought it might be U joints, so I replaced them. It is still happening. It doesn't happen in other gears or in first after picking up the initial speed.

Could I be feeling axle wrap? After doing Rubicon a couple of months ago, I have noticed that my springs seem to be softer now more than ever. I have a '93 wrangler with a 4" lift. Oh yeah, I torqued all of the U bolt nuts, lugs, driveshaft, and spring hangers.

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Re: Am I feeling Axle wrap?

Having someone outside the vehicle watch the rear axle while you try to replicate the situation will answer this question the easiest [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Try that and post back with what you find...

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Re: Am I feeling Axle wrap?

also look at the u-bolts or straps that hold the u-joint on and you'll see where they have come in contact with the d/shaft yokes if you do have a/wrap.

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