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Old 10-30-2005, 06:55 PM
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Welp, Cracked my Chromemolloy PPf in half tonight.



I was going to the track to get a few passes in, so i had my slicks on the back. They turned me away due to too many people, so i headed home. I get close to home and do a pull from 2nd, hit 20lbs and shift hard into third. It lost traction and then bit hard, started to pull again and then BANG! It sounded like a gun going off behind my head. I thought it was just my small toolbox shifting backwards after to hooked up.



Well later that day I was takin my friend for a ride, and did another 2nd gear pull. When I shifted into third there was a huge grinding sound. Turns out that the broken PPF was giving the Diff and driveshaft enough vertical motion to grind on just about everything.



the top tube is snapped, and the bottom is visibally stressed.



time for the fabber to remake it with thicker walled tubbing...



Sorry for the dark pic, but you get the idea. Notice the weld is fine, just the bar is broken.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:56 PM
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Stress cracks
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:04 PM
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it'll buff out.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:35 PM
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weak.....
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:21 PM
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duct tape!
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:28 AM
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Breaking chromolly **** is always a good time!
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:50 AM
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lol



I guess the 26" ET Streets treated you ok.



damn I was hoping for some results
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:38 AM
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you and me both man
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:30 AM
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Ah the signs of REAL power...
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:22 AM
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Well its all back together.



He used a thicker gauge tubing for the top runner, added a steel plate inside of the last section, and put a gussett on the top where the bar meets the stock PPF.



I think this should hold now
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