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Farmer Ted
01-10-2006, 10:11 PM
Saw this today in Go Boating, looks like it might be a trip saver especially if you're traveling on a holiday.

http://airtighthubs.com/cart/images/20.jpg


http://www.airtighthubs.com/products-e-axle.php

http://airtighthubs.com/cart/images/20.jpg

jimmer2880
01-11-2006, 12:40 PM
Looks cool. I guess you'd need to un-bolt the brake assembly in order to use it though?

milkmania
01-11-2006, 12:43 PM
Saw this today in Go Boating, looks like it might be a trip saver especially if you're traveling on a holiday.

http://airtighthubs.com/cart/images/20.jpg


http://www.airtighthubs.com/products-e-axle.php

http://airtighthubs.com/cart/images/20.jpg

but, you'll still be SOL when you break a spring....
don't ask me how I know this:rolleyes:

Kevin 89MC
01-11-2006, 03:07 PM
but, you'll still be SOL when you break a spring....
don't ask me how I know this:rolleyes:
Nah, as long as your spring breaks in the right place, a few 2X4's and some duct tape will fix it!
I got lucky, mine broke about 3" from the front, so I was able to hold the spring up and drive home. I had to get on the highway, and I've never been so nervous driving 55. :eek:

Farmer Ted
01-11-2006, 03:59 PM
but, you'll still be SOL when you break a spring....
don't ask me how I know this:rolleyes:



sounds like this might be a good war story....


let's hear it! :dance:

KHall
01-18-2006, 06:55 PM
Mine broke right in front of the u-bolt.
Drove it home 15 miles on a 4x4 block and a rachet strap. Its scary how well it towed.

Upgraded to 2,000 lb 4-ply springs. Much better!

milkmania
01-18-2006, 08:30 PM
not a big war story, but it sure was a PITA!

in the pic, left is front & right is rear

Footin
01-18-2006, 08:33 PM
WOW, and you made it home? I replaced my springs this summer for a little more lift, maybe it is almost good preventitive maintiance>

Cloaked
01-18-2006, 10:01 PM
not a big war story, but it sure was a PITA!

in the pic, left is front & right is rearGood pic. Thanks. I haven't seen this scenario prior to this.

BriEOD
01-19-2006, 07:13 AM
That sucks! How did you get it home?

Kevin 89MC
01-19-2006, 10:36 AM
not a big war story, but it sure was a PITA!

in the pic, left is front & right is rear

Wow, never heard of a spring literally breaking in half! Guess I got lucky. Great pic by the way. Glad you got it home in one piece (well 2 pieces if you count the spring)

1984StarsandStripes
01-26-2006, 10:54 AM
Suprising what we can come with in a pinch!
Keep the line taunt,
Jeff

milkmania
01-26-2006, 10:58 AM
Wow, never heard of a spring literally breaking in half! Guess I got lucky. Great pic by the way. Glad you got it home in one piece (well 2 pieces if you count the spring)

silly as it may sound.....
I now carry a spare spring in the jack compartment of my tow vehicle;)

I bought two at the time I replaced that one, thinking I'd replace both....got back burnered:(

milkmania
01-26-2006, 11:01 AM
Good pic. Thanks. I haven't seen this scenario prior to this.

I was easing across the speed bump at the guard shack for our lake, I heard clink, clink, clink..... looked back and saw half of my spring laying in the road.

to make the best of the weekend, I jacked it up, blocked it with 2x4 to travel from campsite to ramp & back several times.

as luck would have it, I needed to be in town for ballgames, so picked up the springs, then repalced and traveled home as normal