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rear end is broke. should i go full width or just rebuild

MountainMonkey

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well i took my explorer out a week ago and broke some stuff lol. i did an soa and put around 1000km on it and then the welds on the new axel pads broke. happened right after doing a burnout on a cattleguard when the tires got traction on the pavement while spinning them across it. but anyways, the welds broke. axel twisted and broke the u joint thing on the back diff, also looks to be a slight bend in the driveshaft. so i strung the driveshaft up and drove her home in 4x4. on the way home i could hear a weird noise from the rear driveside and i figured i just burned out a wheal bearing, but upon inspection today it seams to be that all the internal parts in the drum bent/broke or disapeared.

so i plan on getting a sas done at a shop sometime this summer and i think i might go full width. so my question is... should i through a full width in the rear right now? or just replace the broken stuff and do the rear fw after the sas?
 






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I would probably just buy a whole rear end assembly and swap in the whole thing. I don't know if this is realistic for your situation, but it sounds like the damage was catastrophic. Maybe you can get away with a factory axle for now and have whoever re-fab the soa setup later on.
 






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ya it was pretty bad. forgot to mention the shocks bending an brake lines breaking. im suprise the whole rear end didnt come off while i was limping it home.

im thinking maybe getting a ranger axel thats already soa cause my welds obviously cant handle the force of the axel trying to spin when the trucks moving. and i need to regear anyways.
 






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