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Old 10-17-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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im back with not so good news... pics will follow tomorrow..... was going to make a few passes on the street tires and then a coouple on the dr's..... you have to go through the water box at this track so i didnt have a choice.... got through the box and heated the tires real good.... staged and the last yellow light and i dumped the clutch.... hear a bang and a lot of clanking and vibration...... oh shit!!! pulled over and pushed the car back out of the track.... by the way on the tiger paws it dead hooked..... really!!! so what happend you ask? when i launched, the leafspring perches that are welded to the axle which locate it on the pins in the springs, crushed and allowed the axle to turn up and hit the bottom of the car along with ripping the driveshaft in two...... so i didnt even get one pass in....... disappointing but okay anyhow.... had a trailor so i got it home without incident..... better luck next time.... ill post pics of the carnage tomorrow....
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:38 AM   #12
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Uh, wow... That must have been loud as all hell. "It hooked" seems kinda like an understatement
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:50 AM   #13
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Guess suspension is the next thing on the list. That rangers never gonna be done LOL. Sorry to hear about all the carnage though. Guess we know what a driveshaft loop is for now. Imagine what would have happened with the slicks.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:30 PM   #14
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ok, know what happened... take a look...
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #15
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wow iv never seen a spring perch ever brake like that before.
ya them tiger paws do really hook, we use to use them as "hey its got a street tire on it" back in the day
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #16
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:10 PM   #17
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Who welded the spring pads to the axle?
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:15 PM   #18
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uhhhhh, yeah.....
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #19
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Well, at least it broke on the track in a controlled area. I also see in your sig you welded the tubes of the 8.8. To make light of the situation, at least you spun the tube on the pad and not the tube in the pumpkin, could have made for much more damage than just a spent drive shaft and some spring pads.

May I suggest having the tube welds gone over or redone when you get the pads redone. The tubes are stupid thick on the 8.8's (1/4" I think) and take A LOT of heat to burn anything to them. When I put the 8.8 in my Cherokee I had my 220V welder set pretty high for heat just to make sure it penetrated nice and deep. Those pads show there was little to no penetration to either the pad or the tube by how the welds sit on top of the metal, you should have a slight convex shape to the weld (if MIG'd) and the metals formed together properly.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #20
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i didnt weld the tubes, the shop that setup the rear did that. im having a REAL welder do the pads this time....
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