| I failed to notice the crossmember on my car was bent. I crawled under my car before I bought it. I also spend some time under it when I was changing all the fluids. I even spent time under it when I had to re-adjust the transfercase linkage because it was not shifting properly (Gee! I wonder why it didn't shift right?)
I did not notice it was bent (and man is it bent good) untill I started looking how to attach my rock rails to the frame.
I found a new crossmember at a junkyard for $20.00.
|Here is what the spider gears are supposed to look like.|
|This is what mine looked like when I pulled them out. I wasn't abusing the thing either, HONEST!
I was just going around a corner and the inside tire hit a patch of ice. When it caught again BANG. I did however, have to drive about 15 miles like this before I got them replaced (Thanks Jon) Of course I have been on a few trails with this axle, that is just not when they broke.
D35's do not like turning big tires, I am currently running 33's.