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A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 02:51 PM

someone had to be the first one...
 
To break something on their WK2 that is. I broke an axle last week, front drivers side to be exact. Broke the cv joint closest to the front diff. I launched it hard, revved it to about 1100 and let off the brake and slammed the gas. It hooked good and I heard a pop. Thought it was a rock hitting the fenders or something, got up to about 60-65 and got a really bad vibration, almost like you have a flat, that didn't go away. So I limped it home put it up on jack stands and spun the front wheel. You can see the joint not spin perfect it's more oblong shape. Had it towed to the dealer this morning, they won't have an axle till Monday. They said they are gonna put a rush on shipping so it will hopefully be here sooner. I'm hoping this won't be a normal thing and maybe mine was just defective. I did this on the stock 3 season pirellis, definitely gonna be nervous though from now on especially when I go to the track. I don't want to worry about getting a tow and I don't know how many times the dealer will replace the axle. So be careful as we really don't know what the limits are yet, I expected the tranny to go, not an axle.

Scottina06 12-10-2012 03:01 PM

Re: someone had to be the first one...
 
ouch....that sux!

A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 722561)
ouch....that sux!

Yeah pretty crappy, hoping it's just a one time thing.

Scottina06 12-10-2012 03:21 PM

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def. a rare occurance I would think. First Ive heard anyway.

A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 722573)
def. a rare occurance I would think. First Ive heard anyway.

Yeah me to. I'd understand if I had DR's on, was thinking about how well the half shafts are gonna hold up also since lx's are breaking those.

spyder873 12-10-2012 03:29 PM

I have done this with U joints ... never a CV , lol

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Scottina06 12-10-2012 03:31 PM

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I have a friend on facebook that ran a 12.6 on DR's

A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 722582)
I have a friend on facebook that ran a 12.6 on DR's

Nice! Stock tune or trinity?

A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by spyder873 (Post 722581)
I have done this with U joints ... never a CV , lol

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Was surprised to that's for sure

Scottina06 12-10-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by A.V.GCSRT8 (Post 722589)
Nice! Stock tune or trinity?


completely stock

A.V.GCSRT8 12-10-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 722678)
completely stock

Great et, still impressed with the lx's on the brink of 11's with just drag radials and canned tune

Scottina06 12-10-2012 06:26 PM

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I think the Jeeps will be there too


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