Originally Posted by whiterhino
Tacking the caps won't keep the ears from stretching. They just keep the caps from coming out if the snap ring fails. I've seen a lot of people do it but I've never seen the need if the yoke is in good shape. If it's not in good shape, you're going to have joint failure anyway.
The caps on my last set of shafts were tacked. Itís the stretching of the ears that Iím concerned with. Iím getting a new set of shafts from Bevertown, and Iím trying to find ways to keep them in one piece. Iím hoping that the added steel will keep ears together.