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Old 03-31-2013, 11:10 PM   #4677
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yeah, much less vibration - which makes sense if the u-joint was bad because last year when the stock 12yr-old one went it squeaked coincident with speed & had a vibration, but this one was new and silent. the old one had obviously sticky spots but this one moves freely in my hand. i'm still trying to figure out how the bearing caps that were bolted to the diff came off... the clamps are still there torqued down.

i jacked up the rear end and gave it a bunch of spins both directions - from each tire and from the pinion. all seems normal with the exception of the wheels not counter-turning (open diff) when i spin the other individually... but they both spin the same direction when spun from the pinion (as they should). no noises, no grinds

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:17 PM   #4678
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If one bolt wiggles loose then over time can't it cause an inbalance and go from there?

I'm not sure what you mean by bearing caps.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:25 AM   #4679
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but after some more reading, i'm considering the possibility of a driveshaft imbalance. but i don't know how or why it'd let go at 45mph or so - most guys that have that happen are spinning their DSs near 6000rpm @ 120-130mph. mine was at about 45mph & 1700ish DS rpm.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:56 AM   #4680
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Well the good news is it's cheaper than a set of tires and really lucky it dropped off at a stop light.

The front wheel drive had to be fun...
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #4681
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yeah, and it's really weird having my truck trying to pull the steering wheel straight. i'm used to it in my wife's Corolla, but not Penny...
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #4682
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Well like Mike said, at least you know what the vibration was.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #4683
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went ahead & bought a new u-joint and put it in (so much for my lifetime warranty from Advance - they ain't got 1 store in this state). seems to be driving alright now, so that must've been it.

and as for the counter-rotation of the open diff, turns out it only does that if the pinion is stationary... which makes sense thinking back on it
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:32 PM   #4684
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Well like Mike said, at least you know what the vibration was.
Good good good goood vibrations..... lalllaaalhalalalalal...

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #4685
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:52 AM   #4686
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oh, you've got time to shine your donk wheels, but you just can't seem to straighten out a muffler?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #4687
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #4688
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oh, you've got time to shine your donk wheels, but you just can't seem to straighten out a muffler?


I told you. It's a Vette. I will make them even MORE crooked if you keep it up.
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I told you. It's a Vette. I will make them even MORE crooked if you keep it up.
"it's a vette" means that it should at all times be kept in more pristine condition, mechanically and in appearance, than any camaro.
you oughtta know that by now

and i'm pretty sure Bonnie works out more than you & could kick your butt if you allow her superior automotive piece of excellence fall below the standards of lowly *other* cars




but on a happier note, we just put an offer on a house last night!
should find out by this afternoon what they say.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #4690
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ps - how them NT05s doing? depending on whether or not i end up buying new wheels next time around, they're still on my list (i knew i shoulda just bought them instead of the Invos in the first place)
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