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Shifting in and out of 4wd speed?

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carden joints are rebuildable, but not cheap, comparatively speaking. When they start to go bad, it sounds like angry sparrows under the truck, which then evolves into a notchy feeling in the driveline. Left alone, they will eventually bind to a point where it'll stop turning, thus blowing apart. I, too, have seen them rip a tcase apart once it locked up.I've rebuilt them in my old rock-crawlers, but it's a beotch.. you'll have to be creative, if you have standard run-of-the-mill tool selection.

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i've torn apart my fair share of drivelines but i cant say i have ever seen one of these lock up but i have felt the very pronounced vibration that comes from a bad one.

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i've seen more carnage from rock crawling then anything. lots of broken axles, twisted drivelines, even a spider gear poking through the rear end housing of a toyota!!!:banghead::lmao:

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I shot spider gears completely through the rear cover. Looked like it was shot with a 50mm roundI'll try to find where i stored the pictures.

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i engage my into 4hi at 5 to 10 mph...4lo...in neutral..foot on brake then into 4lo...the put it in drive...and in the none snow season..once a month for 1 mile i engage the 4hi and drive to keep stuff lubed.:smart:

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Well as an update while driving back into town for my afternoon class, I tried kicking it into 4wd at 45-55 mph and it did fine. I kicked it in and out about 2 or 3 times in different places and it worked great!! Much nicer knowing that I can do with without any strange noises or anything!!:hyper::thumb1:And white, I do the same thing, every once and while I'll kick it into 4 hi and 4 lo just to keep everything working well. Sometimes I'll just kick it into 4 lo pulling into the yard just to do it. Plus it makes backing a trailer a lot easier!!:lmao:

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I had a samurai rock crawler, back in the day. chevette diesel swap with 5speed. Samurai tcase, 4.16:1 4LO, 5.88 diffs, locked on 32 x 10.50s. 2nd gear, 4LO, I could get out, walk beside it, and still read the warning label on the tires.. LOL4LO-1st gear, it's dang-near idle up a redwood tree..

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