- January 30, 2006
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Las Vegas
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 94 XL
Man that is SWEET!
Finally got it out today. It'll get dissected at Neil's. Next to it are some small pieces of metal and powdery gunked metal I found in the housing.From the stress on the lack of an outer bearing in CO and then wheeling it hard the DS rear axle shaft broke while BethAnn was driving [insert women drivers joke here] that night. The broken shaft has also somehow rendered the Detroit Locker a Detroit Open. I plan on getting it back to Neil's to see if it's repairable or not. I did some searching and found that a broken shaft can lead to Detroits grenading, too, so with that serious design flaw (in my book) I won't buy another. If I have to replace the rear locker it will be an ARB.
Thanks! Finally got it apart today. One of the side gears (?) had the teeth completely stripped off of both sides. Neil's going to check with his parts hookup guy to see if we can just get the replacement gear. I sure hope so, because otherwise this will wind up being a $600 Lincoln locker.Just read this whole thread. That Ex is insane!! Keep up the good work. Hope the locker is salvageable.
Hey man I see your not too far from me. Wanna get together and talk about some plans I have for my 2nd gen?Not much. Having a baby slowed things down a bit. The last time I took it out was Labor Day weekend last year and had a great time. I still need to fix the front shackle fold-over problem. I'm going to try a shorter shackle first but if that doesn't do it I'll have to tilt the bottom of the shackle mount more rearward.
I also think I have my transmission and transfer case swap figured out that I want to do.