it all comes down to the use of the rig man. if its a trail only rig and will have power steering. id say weld rear n lock the front. if its a double duty rig, locker in rear if you must have a locker. my double duty rig will not have a locker cause i dont like the way they handle. might get fancy shmancy one of these years n go with a arb in the rear. but not anytime soon. thats why im building a trail rig with 38s. gonna be locked up in the rear, possibly the front too. locked or welded front will be fun to turn. 1 point turns turn into 10[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] point turns. well, maybe not 10, but it makes it more points. here is my opinions...
1. if its a double duty rig, and you must have a locker, go for it. you can weld it n save money but wear tires lil more.
2. if its a trail rig only and you would prefer both ends closed up for traction, weld rear n lock front. if $$ is tight, just weld up both.
remember though, when weldin it up, if something ever gives, your lookin at more parts to fix it cause weldin it is perminent.
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]just weld it[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]i got plenty of extra side gears n axles[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]that i can end up sellin ya[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].... go ahead, i need some of that green baby!!!!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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