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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Axle measurements, bent tubes?

What's the foolproof way of determining if my 8.8 is bent?
Shafts do not seat without heavy hits with a mallet, well the left that is. Pass side not cooperating at all.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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I have a digital level we can check it with, I looked at it with the dial type I had and it looked good. If it is bent I can help you with it. Give me a call.
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There's a simple method by taking the guts out of the axle, and putting a light at the end of one tube. When you look through the other side, then you should see circles at the bearing end of each axle tube, and for the bearing caps. All 4 bearing circles should be concentric if the axle is straight.
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There's a simple method by taking the guts out of the axle, and putting a light at the end of one tube. When you look through the other side, then you should see circles at the bearing end of each axle tube, and for the bearing caps. All 4 bearing circles should be concentric if the axle is straight.
Nice tip, I will remember that
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This seems to confirm my suspicion. Getting concentric reflections off the splines of the side gears, the opposite bearing is forward.
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Here's a little article/visual

http://www.performanceunlimited.com/...traighten.html
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