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Might be a good idea to put a torque wrench on the rear axle nuts. Had an outboard CV snout fail at COORP race in Saturday. When it happens, every thing comes loose and the car gets very hard to control (leading to unfortunate events).
New axle assy arrived today, its back together. Per the Techs at ProCaliber Longview the torque for a Commander is 161 +/- 11. Checked the other side as well and got a several degrees of additional twist. This will now be part of my service check.


 

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check ur nuts, lol
 

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Little buildup in mine, even washed them last night. Sorry had to...
 

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You would think if the hub came out partial way and snapped it off there should be more damage to the threads. IDK? Pretty strange for sure.
 

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You would think if the hub came out partial way and snapped it off there should be more damage to the threads. IDK? Pretty strange for sure.
I've seen the exact same thing happen on a sandcar. The hub nut backed off enough to put mucho stress at the threaded shoulder on the stub axle (someone didn't put the cotter pin in). It snapped it clean, just like Blue coyote's
 

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I've seen the exact same thing happen on a sandcar. The hub nut backed off enough to put mucho stress at the threaded shoulder on the stub axle (someone didn't put the cotter pin in). It snapped it clean, just like Blue coyote's
I wasn't saying it couldn't happen. I was merely thinking it would show some obvious signs of rubbing on the threads or wherever the pressure was applied. Clearly something wasn't right.
 

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I guess they put more stree on the axle/hub assembly.
If that's the case then there must be a way to stop this from happening.
 

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This is purely conversational & just want your opinions on this. I've always been leery about checking torque therefore on lots of things I torque I use a paint pen to mark then I can just do a visual. My thought is if you just check torque when tight it always seems to twist just a scoshe, hence slightly over torque. The other option is to loosen then re-torque but does that work the bolt over time and weaken it...? Hell, I'm just a worry wart about this type of chit!
 

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Well...As taught to me by my father, who was an A&P mechanic, jet engine specialist, and maintenece inspector, to set torque values correctly you need to loosen the nut or bolt in question and 3 step the torque to the desired value. I tend to take Pop's advice. The man was a mechanical genius. I'm sure others may disagree, but thats how I do it.
 

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this is kinda off topic a bit but i had a rear control arm bolt come loose on me . idk how long it was actually like that. the reason i found it was when i installed my UTVinc gusset kit on the front and decided to go ahead and check all the torques and found that loose one. re torqued and paint marked. now i always check my shit every 4 rides. and give it a look down after each ride.
 

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Its not just the Mavericks Ive had it happen on my Renegade (rear axle) and my XMR (front axle) and your right when it happens your nuts will draw up in your guts scared the shi_ out of me both times.
 
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