This is the exact conversation
"Hey..... we have some really bad news.."
"Your rear axle is completely done for, your U-Joints are shot, your drive-line is bent and you have a crack in your lift kit."
Sweet dude, ill just come pick it up
"Actually sir, we recommend you dont even drive it anymore.... we have a good source for rear end builds if you want us to set up a tow truck for you.."
Naw man, ill just drive him out of there and take him home...
"Sir, we dont recommend that.."
naw dude ill just take it home
So yeah... took it home... there isnt a "crack" in my lift kit. One of the bolts came out from mudding and I replaced it, so it looks like its jimmy rigged. And as far as the axle.. far as I can tell and many other opinions from buddies it sounds like my seals are shot. I had been planning on lockers and that craigs list posting seemed reasonable. Now im just trying to find the cheapest road to take and still be able to do some 4 wheelin.