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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

SO.....

About how instantly will I probably spin hub if I weld the spiders on my M20? This is with a tired 360/T98/4.10 drivetrain and 34" swampers.

I have a spare M20 with two decent 2-pc axleshafts, and currently a D44 in the building. Time prospectus is about a year or two for the D44, and I was planning a monster go-kart for the M20 later (you know, for kids) that would be welded anyway (but with much less power). I just wanted to know if such idiocy was even worth the weld rod to do it.
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Re: Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

1. The Kid wouldn't be fullygruntled would it?
2. It sounds like fun...
3. Go for it.. but one more hint...
4. Truss the axle.
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Re: Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

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1. The Kid wouldn't be fullygruntled would it?

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Well, actually the kid should be here in August... and won't get to drive it for a good 6-9 years after... so of course I'll want to test the contraption thoroughly to ensure safety [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] But yes, there is a kid in there somewhere.

I just figured with now TWO sets of narrow tracks that nobody wants, I may as well do something ridiculous and expensive with them instead of letting them sit around.

Truss as well. Gotcha.
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Re: Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

It's kinda like the commercial with the owl licking the lolliepop.
A one..........
A two..........
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A two. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
If you really want to know......make sure you have a good stopwatch. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
Ask me if I know. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

So just how bad was your experience?
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Re: Life expectancy of welded M20 w/ 2-pc axles

Lasted all of maybe 15 min. ON THE STREET. And I'm cool w/ 2 pc axles and know how to keep them alive. Heck I still have them at the moment and have been running 35's on them for a while. Nut torque in the key............and driving habits offroad. But don't weld them. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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