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I am looking at my little CJ5 and it needs to get out of the garage and do some wheeling. It is a Offroad Only rig. so that being said I am planning on putting a set of lift schakles, and wheeling it. I will eventualy put in Waggie 44's but in the mean time I want to wheel it as is. So What do you guys think between Spools and Welding the dif?

If I was going to run it on the road I would not do either, but since it will only see trail use and i will eventualy change the axles which one would you chose? I know I am cutting some corners and not doing things exactly right,,, but this will eventualy be my buggy, I figuire I just as well brake the parts I am planning to replace as apposed to just throwing them away for no reason [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Spools vs welding

If it were me I'd go spools
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Re: Spools vs welding

If I were you and I were in the situation you are in, I would weld it. You say that you are going to upgrade it anyway, and that you think it would be better to break the parts rather than throw them away..... Well if you break your carrier.... throw it away, and get a spool.
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Re: Spools vs welding

if you are not a big on road driver with it, and you are planning to swap the axles out.... coat everything in Grease and weld it. Why spend money on the spool, and the install kit and to popssibly hve someone install the gears and spool for you if you don't know how? Weld it and Wheel it!
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Re: Spools vs welding

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No point in paying for the spools.
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Re: Spools vs welding

Weld it
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Re: Spools vs welding

One more vote for welding it.

If you weld it, you don't have to set the gears back up.

If you were going to keep the existing axles or were planning to re-gear or had to go in there for some other reason, I would say spool. They are cheap enough.

But no point in paying (or going through the work) to set everything up if you don't need to.

Only thing, if you are going to weld it, have someone who knows what they are doing do the welding. If done wrong, it may break (at the worst possible time)or you can make junk out of the carrier.

And we won't start the debate about whether to weld just the gears, or the gears to the case or or the gears to the cross shaft or ....
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Re: Spools vs welding

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coat everything in Grease and weld it

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Not to hijack this thread or anything, but why coat it in grease first? I've been thinking of welding mine up too and I thought you had to clean the crap out of everything to get a nice strong weld. I was going to have my buddy the commercial welder use his big stick welder so it would hold better than my little MIG. Does that matter in terms of surface prep?
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go spooled..they are like $130 a piece....and there is less chance of breaking it......a weld like most have said will break if not done right......so why take the chance [img]images/graemlins/owned1.gif[/img]
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if you are replacing these axles... dont waste any money.. and weld the pigs... dont be scared... we've all done it... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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