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Hell yea, great day wheelin'...we ended up with two seperate groups floating around. Our group included Stroke, myself, Dustin, Bill Schueller, Barry, Al K. (greenee), Fred (periodically) and Dan Keigher. We had a pretty laid back, leisurely day with alot of shit talkin' and frosty beverages. Fred broke a 14bolt shaft before I even got there on Twisted, we ended up meeting him in the river bed on his way back to the trailer and he assured us that he had it taken care of. We went to DS and blasted through pretty quickly, but Uriel had a fuel filter issue at the very beginning and the other group came through behind us.
Got that all straightened out and headed for Anaconda. First Stroke broke his front driveshaft and then Dan broke his rear driveshaft, so we continued on after getting both of them to the road. We went through LT and didn't have any issues until I decided to drive like a derelict and ended up smoking a seal on my power steering box. We left my junk at the end of LT and I jumped in with Bill to check out Annihilator. Everybody that was left ran the hard line on the first fall (congrats Uriel on knocking that one off the list as well!) and then swung by and grabbed my rig on the way back to the trucks. Great day, thanks to everyone that was there!

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Weee good times. The KAH-POW was pretty good when the cv at the t-case end let go on that front shaft. I'm surprised it lasted the dozen or so trails it did considering who made it and how many tries it took them to do so. I'll have it's Steve Austin replacement ready to get some before the New Year. Weee a fun day and fun folks to wheel with.

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awesome day guys, glad to meet several new faces and fun times has by all. look forward to the next trip
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Was the inner CV ball that came apart?

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Was the inner CV ball that came apart?
Well, looked at it a little more today. It actually came apart in a few areas. At the t-case, the cv broke free of the flange. Part of it is still bolted to the t-case out put flange and the other is sorta still with the cv. On the other end, the housing basically fell apart. Kind of hard to explain, but it appears it may have spun itself free which may have bound the shaft causing the grenading of the cv. Hard to say though which, if either, caused the other to fail. Either way, it went bang.

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The reason I ask is because mine blew apart at the ball/socket area. Apparently those are supposed to be greased. I didn't know that since there is no zerk. There is however a small little hole that I now pump grease into with a needle. The dirt and debris got onto the socket and created some slop because of wear. Axle drooped out, CV went out of alignment with a load on it, and it exploded. The remaining parts gouged the side of the crawl box.
I have heard this is somewhat common. Most likely though it was that quality piece of work that PR&A produced I am not a big fan of Oscar and Angry Mike at Az Drivelines, but they have done right by me so far.

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I'll crawl under the truck tonight to take off the remaining piece that is still attached and then post up some pics. I was sorta trying to clean up the garage yesterday and didn't feel like crawling under the truck then.

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The reason I ask is because mine blew apart at the ball/socket area. Apparently those are supposed to be greased. I didn't know that since there is no zerk. There is however a small little hole that I now pump grease into with a needle. The dirt and debris got onto the socket and created some slop because of wear. Axle drooped out, CV went out of alignment with a load on it, and it exploded. The remaining parts gouged the side of the crawl box.
I have heard this is somewhat common. Most likely though it was that quality piece of work that PR&A produced I am not a big fan of Oscar and Angry Mike at Az Drivelines, but they have done right by me so far.
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Did the raisin really make the wall on Anhialator?

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Did the raisin really make the wall on Anhialator?
Yep. See pics above! Pretty impressive shiate for sure.

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I'm not afraid to laugh at myself...here's some video Uriel took of me driving like a derlict...until my steering box went boom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh2tXiGp3iI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dFUUnNrTfI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35T3NR_aVdw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvLCDDmU24

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wow talk about making a career out of an easy obstacle

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Did the raisin really make the wall on Anhialator?
It sure did Sy.Went right up on the second attempt.First one was more of a feel and touch deal.Then it felt good so I gunned it 3rd gear.Id never even thought of trying it.I guess thats what you get when you wheel with Barry.lol

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It sure did Sy.Went right up on the second attempt.First one was more of a feel and touch deal.Then it felt good so I gunned it 3rd gear.Id never even thought of trying it.I guess thats what you get when you wheel with Barry.lol
Awesome work kid.....

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It sure did Sy.Went right up on the second attempt.First one was more of a feel and touch deal.Then it felt good so I gunned it 3rd gear.Id never even thought of trying it.I guess thats what you get when you wheel with Barry.lol
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its guys like you that give us all toyota drive train guys a good name!
Guys "like" him? It is him!

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Guys "like" him? It is him!
so what did you have to do to get somebody to let you drive their rig?
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Here is what became of my front driveshaft Saturday.
See if you can spot what might not be so good.










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oh, oh.............. I know, I know!!!............................. the crossmember never got finish welded?................. The e-brake cable isn't hooked up?

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funny it didn't look that bad on the trail.
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Ouch! You gonna go throw that fucker through their front window? Tape a note to it that reads, "This thing works better as a brick".

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That blows kawk! WTF is up with the bend, didn't look like that when it was apart? Did it break, which caused the binding and therefore snapped the flange yoke?

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So the tubing came apart huh...that my friend is garbage

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So the tubing came apart huh...that my friend is garbage
I would raise total hell about the "zero penetration" on that weld!

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Yet one last time, facts are hard to deny. Like I said, it's kind of hard to tell which happened first. I didn't realize the tube had spun until it pulled apart while lifting it out of the flatbed once home (shown seperated in pics to demonstrate the WTF ! ! factor). As if I haven't said it enough before, fawk Phx Rack & Axle. I won't deal with them ever again, under any circumstances, unless maybe they were to approach me and ask for a solid kick in the nuts. If the fact that I gave them 3 tries to get this one made right when they screwed it up twice prior; and that I PAID them to retube a drive shaft that they made which bent and then bent again the very next time out doesn't say I gave them a fair shake, I don't know what does. Obviously their idea of repeat business is to build something so shitty that the customers come back wanting it to be made right. I'm over it, they had their chance. Phx R&A will never see another dime of mine, and I will do my best to let others know their money will be much better spent elsewhere. I guess I should have went to the local day care and asked the pre-schoolers to make me a better drive shaft out of paper mache and elmers glue.

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Yet one last time, facts are hard to deny. Like I said, it's kind of hard to tell which happened first. I didn't realize the tube had spun until it pulled apart while lifting it out of the flatbed once home (shown seperated in pics to demonstrate the WTF ! ! factor). As if I haven't said it enough before, fawk Phx Rack & Axle. I won't deal with them ever again, under any circumstances, unless maybe they were to approach me and ask for a solid kick in the nuts. If the fact that I gave them 3 tries to get this one made right when they screwed it up twice prior; and that I PAID them to retube a drive shaft that they made which bent and then bent again the very next time out doesn't say I gave them a fair shake, I don't know what does. Obviously their idea of repeat business is to build something so shitty that the customers come back wanting it to be made right. I'm over it, they had their chance. Phx R&A will never see another dime of mine, and I will do my best to let others know their money will be much better spent elsewhere. I guess I should have went to the local day care and asked the pre-schoolers to make me a better drive shaft out of paper mache and elmers glue.
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