Re: Ran a 13.5 today, and then broke an axle
My axle has snapped off at the spline, I was able to reverse it off the track, and around to the carpark (if it broke off at the bearing, this wouldnt be possible as the wheel would be on much more of an angle or even fall off) This is a drum brake 9"
Id say my failure is due to the splines twisting from the minispool and street work with the 255's.
Probably wouldnt help that I have a very sharp 90* turn to get in and out of my garage, which would put a LOT of stress on the axles. It was always going to break one, just a matter of when - you can tell when you go around some corners, the way it tears the tyres through the corner, somethings gotta give.
I intend to replace the axles with 31 spline billets, and swap the spool with a 31 spline spool for the time being, until I can afford to get an LSD center or a Lockright center later on.