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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Broken front axle

Hey guys, I just had to replace my third front axle. I am getting kind of nervous about using 4 wheel drive. I have snapped one in my 2016 that is lifted and two at the same time in my 2017 that is 100% factory. The 16 has 37's, but I was super light on it. I was crawling through some soft grass where I had to put it in 4x4 because I have bald tires. I made it to the gravel driveway from the powerline road I was working on, switched to 2 wheel drive and made it about a quarter mile and pow. Snapped the driver side axle. That was the third time I have used 4x4. The 17 has 20k on it and it was in 4x4 because of the recent snow. The truck started making a clunk and had a shimmy. Took it to the dealer and they replaced bothe front axles.

Has anyone else had issues with their front end?
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Crap, I meant to post this in the lml section.
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