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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2001, 09:01 PM
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Welded Diffs Vs. Aluminum

What do you think is better over all?? welded diffs or aluminum?? which would last longer??

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Re: Welded Diffs Vs. Aluminum

I would say that welded diff is better because it is easier for the typical do-it-yourselfer to do than the aluminum or lead diff. Some say that welding weakens the gears, yet I have not heard of and welded diff ever failing. Maybe because of a poor welding, but until someone shows me pictures of a broken welded diff I am sticking with it.

I would be interested in learning how to perform the aluminum/lead diff and wish someone would do a write up on it with pictures.

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Re: Welded Diffs Vs. Aluminum

Im with zoomy

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