Who says the 3.0 doesnt have any power


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so i was driving down the road today and a car went to turn so i shifted from 4th to third going around 38 MPH and i gave it alot of throttle i didn't pop the clutch and all of the sudden my Soda Can driveshaft snapped and the axle actually detached itself from the output shaft on the tranny, and when i looked inside the axle it was this really thin aluminum with a cardboard tube inside it .. Seriously WTF?????
anyway pics will be up shortly.
 
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didnt pop the clutch eh? kinda hard to think that way. There are vehicles running way more power that wont break one. shock breaks stuff quick
 

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yea, it might have been from my exhaust scraping it a few months back when a clamp broke on it,

it sheared it pretty bad, so i dont think my extended warranty will cover it so i am returning the truck to stock form after its fixed
 

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You mean Driveshaft, and yeah, thats bad luck man. Best of luck to ya gettin it fixed, nothin like ruining your day!!!
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Damn I know that had to suck.
 

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At least you don't have a big puddle of gas on the ground.
 

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thats a thin ass driveshaft, mines 30mm solid core on my 93 where the swing bearing is, a friend of mine had one like mine sawed in half so he could build a bumper for his 4wheeler, it was 3/8 thick wall. that to me from that picture looks like 1/4 inch or less, thats not right.
 

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I did that too... There are two driveshafts. One for the 2.3L & 3.0L then one for the 4.0L. I broke mine by catching pavement after beating around on ice. I didn't realize that a broomhandle could supply more torsional strength than the driveshaft, so I upgraded to the 4.0L shaft. Its a good 2.5-3 lbs heavier than the old one, so I know its thicker.
 

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Yeah, definately looks like its due to your exhaust clamp rubbing on it. Made it significantly weaker when u let it rub for that long.

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yea it rubbed for longer than it should have and i didnt hear it cause the music was up too loud, just saw sparks flyin out the back then i yanked the(exhaust) pipe off, then had it welded on, after that happend i think the exhaust is coming off and getting re tweaked, mean while i will run the stock one
 

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When a Japaneese hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over connects his laptop and fixes it electronically to a hi performance hybrid.
When a German man hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over installs a turbo and makes it go faster.
When a red neck (no offense intended) hears a noise coming from his car... he raises the radio's volume...
:D
:icon_rofl:
:beer:
 

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When a Japaneese hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over connects his laptop and fixes it electronically to a hi performance hybrid.
When a German man hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over installs a turbo and makes it go faster.
When a red neck (no offense intended) hears a noise coming from his car... he raises the radio's volume...
:D
:icon_rofl:
:beer:
HAHA! thats pretty good
 

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When a Japaneese hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over connects his laptop and fixes it electronically to a hi performance hybrid.
When a German man hears a noise coming from his car... he pulls over installs a turbo and makes it go faster.
When a red neck (no offense intended) hears a noise coming from his car... he raises the radio's volume...
:D
:icon_rofl:
:beer:
None taken I lmao when I read this
 


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