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Air Randy 06-14-2009 09:09 PM

Spring Creek
 
I don't have any pictures either, so deal with it

We had Wild Rice, Blue Mule, Nay and PhatFJ from the club. We had my daughters XJ, SIL's Suburban (:eek:), a really bad Toyota truggie, and a couple of Heep's tagging along.

The wheelin' and rock crawling was GREAT until Wild Rice blew his front diff just past the rock garden. Not sure if he sheared off the pnion or cleaned all of the teeth off of the pinion. He had the really good quality 5.29's in there and they still broke:( If there was any good news it occurred at a spot where he was able to make it out OK in 2WD.

After the rock crawling we had about 2 hours of great scenery, weather was overcast with mixed rain/sleet/snow. Late in the afternoon though it cleared off and warmed up. I think PhatFJ got lots of pictures and video so we'll have to wait for him to share.

Uncle Ben 06-14-2009 09:23 PM

:rant: Still no clue what happened! I messed with it a tad in the garage and it seems all the teeth are still on the pinion. It's almost like the inner bearing blew up! Not very happy about it. :mad:

Air Randy 06-14-2009 09:40 PM

Is the R & P still useable or are they all chewed up? If they're still good, you may have just been the victim of a poorly manufactured bearing case. Still a PITA but better than grenading the R&P.

Uncle Ben 06-14-2009 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MtnTrucker (Post 109740)
Is the R & P still useable or are they all chewed up? If they're still good, you may have just been the victim of a poorly manufactured bearing case. Still a PITA but better than grenading the R&P.

No idea till I pull the third. I have a hunch what failed (can't imagine how) is the solid spacer I used shattered letting the pinion float in and thus blowing the bearing. Just a hunch as I have thought hard about this since it happened. No "pop" when it broke just crunching sounds that turned into binding crunching sounds.

Nay 06-14-2009 10:42 PM

That was ugly, really sorry to see it happen :(.

Before the carnage...

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...k/DSC_0287.jpg

rover67 06-15-2009 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle Ben (Post 109748)
No idea till I pull the third. I have a hunch what failed (can't imagine how) is the solid spacer I used shattered letting the pinion float in and thus blowing the bearing. Just a hunch as I have thought hard about this since it happened. No "pop" when it broke just crunching sounds that turned into binding crunching sounds.

Was it a solid spacer similar to the one you used for a trail fix on JC?!?!

Uncle Ben 06-15-2009 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rover67 (Post 109769)
Was it a solid spacer similar to the one you used for a trail fix on JC?!?!

:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: nope. :rolleyes:

FJBRADY 06-15-2009 08:00 AM

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Great pic....sorry about the breakage UB, but the 40 looks awesome. I am looking forward to running Spring Creek next Sunday:D

DaveInDenver 06-15-2009 08:06 AM

Bummer about the front diff.

BTW, practice what we preach, what's with the seat belts hanging uselessly? It's the one time you assume will be easy or fairly safe that'll get ya.

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Uncle Ben 06-15-2009 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by DaveInDenver (Post 109775)
Bummer about the front diff.

BTW, practice what we preach, what's with the seat belts hanging uselessly? It's the one time you assume will be easy or fairly safe that'll get ya.

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Lap belts are on!


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