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Rear dif u-joint explosion - part 2

I finally found the time to crawl under the Samurai tonight and found that the U-joint at the differential end of the rear driveshaft has started to disintegrate again.

This is the second u-joint to go since I installed the 1.6...

I sometimes get the feeling that I am experiencing axle wrap when I start up at an intersection. I have a Breeze SPOA and stock rear springs.

This is my backup daily driver and I am not very interested in something as complicated as "traction bars" (I'm sure that is not the correct name, but you get the picture, I hope), etc.

Would a Toyota DC driveshaft graft be a suitable solution for the violent changes in driveshaft angles? Or would stronger rear springs be a better choice?
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Re: Rear dif u-joint explosion - part 2

Hey Jim,
the Toy shaft would withstand the upward deflection during acceleration alot longer then stock shaft ever could just because of the larger joints. But the fact remains you have spring wrap happening and unless you bulked up the rear springs to the point of it riding like a shermon tank. that will not go away without a trac-bar. Before I would graft a toy shft in place or buy heavier springs I would invest in a anti-wrap device of some sort, or fab one yourself as a trial and error..just myo2
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Re: Rear dif u-joint explosion - part 2

the spidertax trac bar is a very simple design.
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Re: Rear dif u-joint explosion - part 2

and i think bradzuki has one nib for 100 bux.
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