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    Nothing but problems with dynatrac 60s

    Feel like I wasted 15k on my dynatrac XD 60s.
    Xd front with 1480 shafts do to 5x5.5 lug pattern.


    So long story short I have had nothing but problems with my dynatracs. So last wheeling trip I ended up breaking a u joint which led to the ears on the shaft ovalizing the ears in the shaft. After going through my rig like I always do after check suspension components and making sure nothing more is damaged, I noticed the trackbar bracket has cracked welds and the bracket itself is cracked. Noticed the tie rod is bent as well. It really surprised it has lasted this long. Roughly 8-10 trips. Considering everyone I’ve talked to has bent their big whopping 1.25” tie rod they supply with their 12-18k axles. So for a week I’ve gotten the run around and no answers after calling everyday, while my daily driver sits parked. These axles are under a year old. They have been well used.


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    So they’ll cover the trackbar bracket, but won’t cover labor because I chose to install my ram off of the mount to have it sitting higher than what their design is and was recommended by multiple shops to do six the ram was set up correctly. I would assume the ram tabs would of failed before the bracket tabs.

    Never heard of a company having only “one year” warranty on axle shafts considering all companies have a 7 year plus warranty for standard chromoly axle shafts. When I broke my G2 axle shaft u joint, they warrantied the full axle shaft including the u joint. Did get a run around with them that took awhile for shipping do to being backed up. So how is it 9k for a front axle that I thought would be stout and have no problems for a year warranty that doesn’t mean shit and can’t cover an axle shaft. The axle shaft is over $900 to replace. End rant.




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    Nothing but problems with dynatrac 60s

    Frustrating, I’m sure.

    You say the axles have been “well used.” Please describe, for context.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybadjk View Post
    Feel like I wasted 15k on my dynatrac XD 60s.
    Xd front with 1480 shafts do to 5x5.5 lug pattern.


    So long story short I have had nothing but problems with my dynatracs. So last wheeling trip I ended up breaking a u joint which led to the ears on the shaft ovalizing the ears in the shaft. After going through my rig like I always do after check suspension components and making sure nothing more is damaged, I noticed the trackbar bracket has cracked welds and the bracket itself is cracked. Noticed the tie rod is bent as well. It really surprised it has lasted this long. Roughly 8-10 trips. Considering everyone I’ve talked to has bent their big whopping 1.25” tie rod they supply with their 12-18k axles. So for a week I’ve gotten the run around and no answers after calling everyday, while my daily driver sits parked. These axles are under a year old. They have been well used.


    Here are some of the pictures.

    IMG_1391.JPG

    IMG_1389.jpg

    IMG_1448.jpg

    IMG_1446.jpg

    IMG_1445.jpg

    IMG_1449.jpg



    So they’ll cover the trackbar bracket, but won’t cover labor because I chose to install my ram off of the mount to have it sitting higher than what their design is and was recommended by multiple shops to do six the ram was set up correctly. I would assume the ram tabs would of failed before the bracket tabs.

    Never heard of a company having only “one year” warranty on axle shafts considering all companies have a 7 year plus warranty for standard chromoly axle shafts. When I broke my G2 axle shaft u joint, they warrantied the full axle shaft including the u joint. Did get a run around with them that took awhile for shipping do to being backed up. So how is it 9k for a front axle that I thought would be stout and have no problems for a year warranty that doesn’t mean shit and can’t cover an axle shaft. The axle shaft is over $900 to replace. End rant.
    That sucks to hear man, I can kind of see where they are coming from with the trackbar bracket, however having a ram mounted on the trackbar bracket isn’t uncommon, and is definitely a better spot then where they put them. As for the axle shaft, that blows my mind, did they say why it wasn’t covered?

    Fortunately I don’t have any issues with my axles and I’ve passed the one year warranty so I’m on my own if I do, but when I paid the premium for Dynatrac axles I thought it was a smart move because of the warranty, after hearing this I’m not sure if I would make the same choice in the future.

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    Sorry to hear about that man, I would expect to hear better from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Frustrating, I’m sure.

    You say the axles have been “well used.” Please describe, for context.


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    Nothing but problems with dynatrac 60s

    Quote Originally Posted by Benito View Post
    That sucks to hear man, I can kind of see where they are coming from with the trackbar bracket, however having a ram mounted on the trackbar bracket isn’t uncommon, and is definitely a better spot then where they put them. As for the axle shaft, that blows my mind, did they say why it wasn’t covered?

    Fortunately I don’t have any issues with my axles and I’ve passed the one year warranty so I’m on my own if I do, but when I paid the premium for Dynatrac axles I thought it was a smart move because of the warranty, after hearing this I’m not sure if I would make the same choice in the future.
    I believe me mounting it off of the trackbar made it so my tie rod has lasted longer in my opinion. I think with how they originally mount it makes them bend more in the middle. They told me the ram is suppose to bottom out before the stops, which I believe is wrong. Psc regiments using the steer stops. Had it set up where it had very little more room to go on the ram.

    They said it wasn’t a “material” failure. But a chromoly shaft being ovalized by alum/steel caps from a u joint seem to be a failure. Obviously I doubt this scenario, but the material could of failed and caused the u joint to fail. But highly doubt it. Also would of assumed the tabs would of failed first before the bracket. Partially believe the bracket cracked and broke from rubbing and hitting rocks.


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    Like I understand anything and everything will break. Nothing is indestructible. Seen solid 3’ steel frames crack on a shovel. But I guess I’d figure they stand behind their product more than they do. These things are made to take abuse from rocks. Just expected more.


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    Like I understand anything and everything will break. Nothing is indestructible. Seen solid 3’ steel frames crack on a shovel. But I guess I’d figure they stand behind their product more than they do. These things are made to take abuse from rocks. Just expected more.


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    Not trying to come on here to defend Dyantrac but to be fair, Dynatrac is known for making axles, not necessarily tie-rods. Sure they "include" one but I've never seen them tout it as being big and bad ass. It's the reason why I and so many other guys I know with PRO 60 knuckles made sure to upgrade to something like the EVO high steer kit and right away. As far as the track bar mount goes, well, there's a reason why most of us running PRO 60 knuckles have the ram mount welded to the axle and mounted to the knuckle - much like you would do with an EVO high steer kit. As far as the u-joint failure goes, there's a reason why Moby has been trucking along for over 10 years now and on the same shafts and u-joint and it's because we made sure to UPGRADE to COMPETITION SHAFTS and with CTM u-joints. Why? Because anything less can and WILL break as you have seen. Still, I would agree that it seems odd to me that they wouldn't warranty your shaft. Again, I'm sure Dynatrac can take care of themselves here but I just wanted to put a little perspective on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Not trying to come on here to defend Dyantrac but to be fair, Dynatrac is known for making axles, not necessarily tie-rods. Sure they "include" one but I've never seen them tout it as being big and bad ass. It's the reason why I and so many other guys I know with PRO 60 knuckles made sure to upgrade to something like the EVO high steer kit and right away. As far as the track bar mount goes, well, there's a reason why most of us running PRO 60 knuckles have the ram mount welded to the axle and mounted to the knuckle - much like you would do with an EVO high steer kit. As far as the u-joint failure goes, there's a reason why Moby has been trucking along for over 10 years now and on the same shafts and u-joint and it's because we made sure to UPGRADE to COMPETITION SHAFTS and with CTM u-joints. Why? Because anything less can and WILL break as you have seen. Still, I would agree that it seems odd to me that they wouldn't warranty your shaft. Again, I'm sure Dynatrac can take care of themselves here but I just wanted to put a little perspective on things.
    I agree Eddie, I’m not sure if mine are the competition shafts. I did upgrade the outers to the chromoly stubs so the full shaft was all chromoly. Also didn’t know you could do ctms at the time or I would. My actual plan was when I saw I broke the shaft was to buy ctms. But then the ears were wallowed our. Going off the price of a replacement shaft, doesn’t seem like it would of been more to upgrade to rcvs. Even though they have their problems sometimes.


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