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This must be driveline day.

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif I cannot recall when there has been more "driveline" spoken on the Jeep page all in one day. I have learned over the years that there is a lot of misunderstanding about how shafts and joints really work. Having these kinds of discussions really helps Jeepers avoid disappointing results....results that came on by just simply not knowing..../wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif It's interesting that no matter how far back you go in motordom, and how many different arrangements have been used, the rules are the break them and the driveline will make your boxes sound like everything is coming apart./wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif when in actuality it is not the boxes at all./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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Yeah Dave, and then there are the lazy Jeepers like me that are perfectly capable of fixing most things on their Jeep and still drive
around with driveshafts running at 45 deg. or better angles that vibrate and don't bother to do anything about it!

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
Well, Dave and Brad ...... that depends ....ignorance is sometimes a blessing. It reminds me of something that occurred in the Chassis class in automotive school. I was just about to graduate .....the Viet Nam war was all but over and we had a Viet Namese classmate that could barely speak English. We helped him out here and there ...nice fellow day he walks up to the instructor and says "Mr. Miller - Mr. Miller ....what does O-I-L mean....... red light on dash ....been on two days" ...After we got done choking back the whoops and laughter we pushed the thing in ...a Toyota or Datsun something or other......the oil came out in two or three plopps ......filled it back up started and idled just fine. Now what do you think would happen if that happened to one of us........ I envision the light coming on .....and me just taking one too many seconds to turn off the ignition and have the rear wheels lock up. .......sometimes knowing too much can cost ya./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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