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Ok, after calling Marty at Raxles to order the new one and thinking about why this mystified me, I think I've figured it out.

Most of the threads I found about drivetrain vibrations that ended up being a bad axle talked about vibrations at all rpm, including idle. Mine only did it at specific rpm's and under specific loads and the difference was what confused me.

I went back and re-read some of the threads and realized that every one of them was dealing with a slush-box, not a 5-speed. Once that little bolt from the blue struck, the problem became very clear... :banghead:
Was it the drivers or passenger side cv joint.
 

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Read post #5.

Jon sold his car and moved on from the forums years ago.
 

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Read post #5.

Jon sold his car and moved on from the forums years ago.
I talked to Jon yesterday. It's still sitting in his garage. From a previous post in this thread, it was the driver's side inner CV. It doesn't matter which side, though. Either one could cause the vibration.
 

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He kept it? I though he bought a Subaru.
 

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He did and sold that, too. Got a Z71 Colorado now.
 
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