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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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D30 ears bending

Looking to prevent this the best I can b/c I keep breaking shafts.

Should I run full circle clips or weld the caps to the ears?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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you cannot run full circle clips without serious modification to the shafts. Welding the caps on could weaken the material, burn out all the grease, make it very difficult to change out later, or all of the above.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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so modify the shaft or leave as be and keep breaking them lol?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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buy alloy shafts or take it easy on the gas pedal
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #5
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Here's a possible solution that I was looking at until i can pony up for chromo's

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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buy alloy shafts or take it easy on the gas pedal
Is it worth spending $300 on a d30 or should I use that money towards the savings of a d60?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #7
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Here's a possible solution that I was looking at until i can pony up for chromo's

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ
Ive thouught about running these before but does anyone have any experience with them? Do they actually work....
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #8
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I don't yet or haven't talked to anyone who has. I broke my 1st short side shaft last week (new locker) and it looks like it spit the caps then took out the ears. So if that was the case these may have saved it. I guess for me 30 bucks and some time welding its worth a shot.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #9
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You don't need to grind that much to run full circle clips. IIRC you can also get the clips for dirt cheap from McMaster. I would go that route.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #10
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Can I get full circle clips from any auto parts store?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #11
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Not sure. I remember seeing them somewhere else for sale, bronco graveyard maybe. You might be able to find the McMaster p/n through some research, I can't remember where I saw it off-hand but it was probably Mallcrawlin. I don't know that buying them through McMaster saves a ton of money because they should be really cheap to begin with.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #12
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Ya probably ill find them thanks
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #13
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i did the full clips on my shafts. i hve pics for a write up but havent had time to post a thread... i got my clips from Napa. u can get them anywhere once u know what size they are.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #14
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Well get that thread up and send me the link lol! How have they held up since?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #15
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Is it worth spending $300 on a d30 or should I use that money towards the savings of a d60?
300 on towards a 60 aint shit
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #16
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No but its better then have no money towards it. I don't think I should spend money on a d30 but maybe if I do the shafts won't be breaking? Gonna be locked on 35s for awhile
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Old July 15th, 2011, 07:22 PM   #17
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Seems like you do nothing but beat the shit out of your rig. Do you realize how many posts you have made about repairing your shit? Quit driving a stock rig so hard. It flat out won't hold up and since it's your daily driver, you are always in a bind.

You would be far better off to drive a decent but simple tow rig and pick up a beater to beat the shit out of.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Its not all stock and slowly I'm looking to change that. Yes I beat on my dd but when it breaks I upgrade. I'm looking to get a tow rig within the next 6 months so I can get it off the streets. Just dk what to get yet...
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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #19
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I would make a thread asking what kind of tow rig eveyone thinks you should get

Try driving with a little finesse.. Not everything is horsepower hill
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #20
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K one to talk with no recovery points lmao. I have only broke one shaft but it was in sand which shouldn't happen
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