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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2000, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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axle wrap question

Here's the question:

I think I am getting a little axle wrap. When outside the Jeep ('93 wrangler with 3.5" lift) watching it take off from a stop (this is when I feel something clunking around)the pinion rotates upward about two inches. Would this be enough to cause the heavy vibration in the drive shaft/U joints? I don't have any vibration under normal driving, just upon take-off or up hill where back springs compress and higher than normal torque is in the rear.

I have a t-case lowering kit and degree shims. I'm thinking about taking the tcase lowering kit off since the springs have softened up.

I torqued down the spring pads, and have replaced both U joints.

If this is indeed axle wrap then I have read the remedies. I just don't want to add a leaf or something before making sure.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2000, 01:30 PM
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Re: axle wrap question

Sounds like axle wrap, but I didn't think a 4banger could muster the ability. How soft are the springs? What kind of lift (i.e. - is it spring over? this adds leverage, increasing axle wrap potential).

'82 CJ-7/360/727/D300/M.O.R.E. shackles and lots of ideas!

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Re: axle wrap question

The springs are 2 years old from Dick Cepek. They were pretty stiff for the first year, but in the last year they seem to have really softened up. The 4 cyl with 4.11 gears has some torque in 1st gear.....highway driving is a different story.

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