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Old 03-12-2013, 08:01 PM
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how axles break?

Hi All-
May be a dumb question but I'm just curious for feedback on what the most popular reason axles break on jeeps? Is it from spinning the wheels and suddenly getting traction? putting all weight on one wheel? Yes- I realize that drinking can contribute to bad decision making.
I suppose I'm just trying to learn how to drive offroad and to prevent myself from getting into 'situations.'
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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The only times I have seen an axle shaft brake is when someone is really getting on the skinny pedal and then the tire gets traction all at once. Like bouncing a Jeep and then all of a sudden it gets traction.

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All right foot and no brains.
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the bounce is usually the death of an axle, when the truck bounces up and lands on the ground it puts a tremendous amount of force on them. Also if the wheels come off the ground and land on there side, or off camber climbs are rough on them
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hopped mine sideways bouncing once or twice until it hit the passenger rear and bent the flange. teeth on the diff side were still straight. hand throttle on order

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I'm no expert but like other members have said, it's usually the bouncing and then traction all at once...i'm positive it's very hard to break a solid axle, that we have on our Jeeps, and if you do break one then you must really be hard on it!
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
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Yes drinking can break an axle among a few other things.

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