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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2001, 07:12 PM
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i have a question,i have alot of friends that are serious offroaders and all of them tell me to weld my front diffs but dont weld the back, everything i ever read and heard about this subject says not to weld the front has anybody gone thru this? i need some advice please

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i think you got that backwords. my brother welded the front of his a while back, it wasn't much fun, almost imposible to steer. he eventually took it out and put a locker in the front. for the rear he has an aluminum filled differentail, same idea as welding it. that works pretty good, and i am going to do that to mine when he gets around to doing a few more differentails. but welding the front is not a good idea.

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thats what i was thinking, im not sure why they would tell me such a thing, can anybody recoment a set of lockers that dont cost a fortune????

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Ok, im going to have to agree, EVERYTHING ive ever read (which i do a lot of reading) has told me to never weld the front, and I have a feeling ur friends drive Jeeps.. LOL! just kidding.

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LOCK-RIGHT! They don't cost lots of money and from what I've seen work well!

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Go to powertrax.com get the lockrite locker without the side couplers. This will require you to use your axle gears and it's the cheapest locker I know of and mine works great. I'm wanting to weld my rear 3rd member and move the locker to the front.

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I think the cheapest locker out there is the Samurai one.

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zooky you said: I think the cheapest locker out there is the Samurai one. what do you mean?????? and do you know anything about welding the rear diffs?????????


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I got my lockers for $175 each, you cannot get lockers for Jeeps/chevy/ford that cheap. I have seen welded diffs before and they will get the job done, just not as tire friendly as a locker. I would not weld the front, it would be hard to steer and you would be more likely to bust an axle.

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well i screwed up the other day and welded my front dif. DO NOT DO IT !!!!!! you can do the rear no problem just save up and get a locker for the front. i mean it was the worst steering,10 or 12 point turns pita.you can weld up the rear by welding through the banana shaped holes on the side of the carrier. just make sure that you weld the side gear to the case real good. if you are not a welder bring it to some one who is, you can try out the dirt track guys around your area. they have been doing it for years. later mike

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