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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2000, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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welding the rear axle

I was wondering if there was anyone who would recomend welding up the rear instead of purchaseing a locker, i have heard both good and bad things towards this. Any suggestions?

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Re: welding the rear axle

DON'T DO IT! i know a guy who has tried this and the carriers just break. the welding weakens the zuk carrier so bad the it won't hold up. do it right spend the money.

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Re: welding the rear axle

I have to agree with High,do it right the first time and know what you got.Remember,pay a little now or pay alot later.

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Re: welding the rear axle

Mine is welded up,, wont ever break. Great for offroad, not as good on street. If it is welded right, it ownt break.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 03:41 PM
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If you weld it up just make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing.all you can do is weld the side gear to the carrier in four differert places,it took me about 1 hr.and 15 sticks of 7018 welding rod.but it is not the best set up on the street.it will wear your tires pretty bad.and it will push pretty bad on the street,if you run about 20 psi or higher in the rear it is not to bad.i just twisted the hell out of mine in moab and on the switch backs of colorado and if it can live through that with 8 psi of air i think it will be allright.and if you try the trails we go on you would want a external cage too.it has saved much money on body parts,later mike

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Re: welding the rear axle

i have done using 7018 rod. got 2 still running.
[email protected] [email protected] 1.5 year. do you want to bet!? go locker little
more money, less tire wear like a tootsie roll last a long
time. i run a locker why don't you. my opinion but build
to last!!!

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 04:06 AM
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Re: welding the rear axle

I have been running welded rear locker about 1000km on
my 1:120 geared SJ410 now and it seems to work.
i check the R&P and shaft's condition yesterday and they were
OK. When You weld your side gears to carrier keep saft on it's place
inside the side gear. I had problems when sidegears went oval.
Good Luck!!

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