Originally Posted by Wolf Fabrication
This is a rear Salisbury - there in no bushing on the outter end of the axle tube. My stub axle does have the inner bushing in place, but I'll check for wear.
------ Follow up post added June 6th, 2012 10:00 AM ------
They were used stub axles and did have the inner bushings, but I'll double-check their condition.
sorry, saw the pic and read description but somehow did not register of what I saw with what I read... if it was bent the damage would not be around it, but it would be spotty... if it flexes thus causing warpage under load then a whole different issue has arisen.
remember the axle is a full floating unit so it is nothing but a driver, it is the stub which supports the weight so for it to show the damage shown ir would have to warp under load... loose axle damages the hub threads, leaks oil and pings when shifting, if using factory bolts they will shear as well... loose bearing as others have mention is a remote possibility but still possible.