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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 26, 2002 06:03 PM
I put a new rear end in my 83 Monte Carlo. The first night out, the other driver of the car got into a fender bender and broke the right rear axle. My question is this: will stock metric axles always break this easy, or was it a fluke?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 26, 2002 09:51 PM
I've been in plenty of wrecks where i've been hit in the tail and rear wheels and even on 2 wheels and i've never broken an axle. all i've done is bend the housing and axle themself. it sounds like a fluke but really not sure what to tell ya......

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted May 26, 2002 10:00 PM
same here. ive taken some pretty good shots with the axles and finally bent one last yr after running the same rearend for 3 yrs. it was probably a fluke.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 27, 2002 01:12 AM UIN: 54865418
we are required to run a gm rear end in our class and most of us have gone and bought a moser hardened axle you guys say you've taken some shots but they don't always break right away they are brittle and over time will snap we have had 2 guys this year completely derstroy cars because of broken stock axles one was leading the race all by himself and as he started to go in the corner all he11 broke loose and he rolled 4 times i realize that even hardener axles will break if you hit it hard enough but 150 is pretty cheap added insurence to save my car or even my life and i tested mine last nite and it worked good

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted May 28, 2002 07:14 PM
We have run all sorts of axles and as the previous poster said, Mosier axles are the way to go. They will also break but not as easy.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted May 28, 2002 11:48 PM
I'm glad you guys are having better luck with the Moser axles. We've broken 2 in three weeks racing, they are twisting off right at the splines. This is in a 2400lb limited mod with DOT passenger car tires. Both were on the right rear, did'nt hit anything. We've ran the last 2 races this past weekend back on stock axles till I find something better.....I guess they are hardened enough that they have no flex or give. I did cut one of the broken ones with a chopsaw and put it in the lathe and was able to drill it in the center , so it must be hardened only on the surface....

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