Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest - View Single Post - Bent Shaft Fix?
Thread: Bent Shaft Fix?
View Single Post
Old May 16th, 2013, 08:57 AM   #8
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 21,047
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GearDrive View Post
I haven't put an indicator on it yet. I agree that trying to bend it back will fatigue it.
How so? Again, how far is it bent? You will not fatigue it unless you are stretching the shit out of the far side to bend it back. Do some research on the percentage of plastification while bending metals. You will find that what you are doing has very little impact on the integrity.

Take a piece of banding strap and put a slight bend in it. Bend it back straight. Now bend it again a little bit in the same spot. Did it break? No. Neither will your axle.
__________________
GLFWDA member since 1979.
Member Southern Michigan Rock Crawlers.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.04971 seconds with 20 queries