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Old 05-07-2019, 03:04 PM   #471
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Dang man, I thought the bearings were supposed to flake while the axles were the ones that would hold up. Seems like something is wrong there...

And that really blows about the bent wheel on the interstate. Luckily Coy's aren't super-expensive wheels, but paying anything is adding insult to injury I guess.

That really stinks it wasn't a good weekend. I feel like you've been doing well recently, making some upgrades here and there. Maybe once you get the new axles done up that will totally solve the issue. And grab a new tire or two and roll!! Keep your head up!
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:17 AM   #472
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...So pulling the housing and gonna have it checked again by guy that straightened it. I'm betting its bent still....
Will this guy honor his work? Just sucks to see that happen.

Hate to kick you when you're down.. well, kinda.. but my mile high sidewalls are still doing fine.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:07 AM   #473
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And that really blows about the bent wheel on the interstate. Luckily Coy's aren't super-expensive wheels, but paying anything is adding insult to injury I guess.

I feel like you've been doing well recently, making some upgrades here and there. Maybe once you get the new axles done up that will totally solve the issue.
Well, Coys are on backorder till July. We have a local truck show May 17/18 he needs to at. To say he is a little miffed... I am going to have my wheel guy straighten it so he has something to run. But these are clear coated wheels. So he told me the clear would get damaged in heat process to get it straight. But something is better than nothing.

Hopefully I'm not out the wheel+shipping cost and straightening this one... but I have a feeling our friendship may be tested if not.


and I thought I was doing good to. Reality check! lol


And Jeff, yeah. My buddy will fix it for me I'm sure for no cost if it isn't straight. My bet is its not. I got it jerked out after volleyball at 10pm last night.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:59 AM   #474
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Well, I had the axles tested for hardness, they both are 58-60rc. So that is out.

Took the housing to my guy last night, we put alignment bar back in and checked everything. It looks straight from everything we could tell.

The consensus is the rearend possibly rotated because I hadn't got correct arms/and or because it was on jackstands. Didn't get enough fluid and bearings got hot because they weren't properly lubricated. Still doesn't explain why the driver side axle was tough to get in.

So at this point my plan is to do Ford 9" housing ends, and ford style axles with captured bearing to eliminate the C-clips. Should have been what I did to start with considering its being autocrossed. But I didn't know that was an option.

So it's now, wait till I get ends, have him cut old off an reweld new on, and order axles. In mean time, I want to jerk it apart a little more and clean all pinion bearings to ensure all metal filled fluid is out
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Were you able to check the axles in the diff to see if the splines were jacked to begin with? Still wouldn't explain the toasted bearings.

What do you mean the rearend possibly rotated?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:10 AM   #476
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Were you able to check the axles in the diff to see if the splines were jacked to begin with? Still wouldn't explain the toasted bearings.

What do you mean the rearend possibly rotated?
Splines look perfect.

What I mean is the rearend wasn't adjusted in car correctly. think pinion angle. and how that could affect fluid level when filling. possibly skewed to lower side.. idk. Shot in dark. I think ill try and get a full 3 qts in this go round



Status update. Received my Ford 9" housing ends Tues. Ran them up and Sutton got them installed Wednesday. I got my new measurements for width. I called moser and got axles ordered. Hopefully have them by Tues next week. I'm officially sick to my stomach at what I have invested in this 12 bolt now. its over the 3k mark.

I had around $2200 in it before it wiped out an axle.
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$475 axles
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$100 addition bracing I opted for
$75 fluids/additive/diff cover gasket

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #477
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but I as always try to be cheap and piece crap together.
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Aint that the truth..
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