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Well I got the bug & went out to run my sprint alittle to get the cobwebs out of the exhaust. I went around the first turn and the axle broke on the RR. What axle material are some of the other Sprinters running. I think this was the stock axle material. I thought of going to titanium front and rear anyone see a problem with doing this ?? :confused:
 

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RR broke? Like in snapped?

Bummer............
 

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Well good luck with finding a titanium rod .500 turn it down to .497-8 and be able to get in small quantity.
If you have a early WCM then his axles was 6061 alloy aluminum. if you go to a 7071 alloy like his newer ones then you should be ok. I run .500 OD with .083 wall 4130 chromoly axle in mine. Same as my front axle is made of. If you have trouble finding this in small quantity let us know we will cut to length and lathe clean up each end. www.customfabrications-texas.com As far as why it broke There is a fatigue factor with aluminum it might have just been time.
 
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