Front output flange?
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    Front output flange?

    Anyone broke this yet?

    Trying to climb out a creek bank on Fri.. As it turns out, the front driveline doesn't like when the front end comes back down w diff lock engaged, on full rabbit. Is this the output flange (#7)? Nothing turns up in the searches but I know I read somewhere a while back about it being an intentional weak link? I thought I remembered somebody welding one back or at least considering it? Is there a better aftermarket option?

    I finished out the day another 3 hrs with 2wd only. 4wd is overrated anyway.. haha
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    You can weld it but its designed to be the fail point instead of the diff. Alot cheaper to replace the flange.
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    Awesome, Thanks!

    Any tricks or secrets to changing it? Should I order 2? Haha
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    I think some are loosening the diff and moving it forward alittle for clearance. Ive never broke one so im not sure. Sometimes parts are hard to get so if you can a spare wouldn't be a bad idea. Or you can weld that one to get by in a pinch. Just remember itll transfer the load to the diff.
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    yes part #7, I plan to carry a spare in the camp box.

    Unbolt diff pull forward (towards steering rack), unbolt carrier bearing under center console, fight and wiggle it all out

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    stupidest design ever. They break very easy. Had to weld one alreay on a Speed 77 version.

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    I've got one on order supposed to ship today. I'm gonna strategically weld this one and carry it for a spare.. and hope it doesn't become a thing. Didn't seem to take a lot to break but I guess better than the diff.
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    Just in case anyone is wondering how thin and weak this flange actually is...
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    Took me a couple hours to get the old one out. The worst part is getting the 4 bolts out of the flange itself. I will do that first, next time.
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