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Unread 09-27-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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welded front

i have a question about welding my from spiders. now i now it WILL break espesically with my tires but i was thinknig about doing it for one competition as d30 parts are cheap and plentiful.
my question is, how big of a chance is ther the ring and pinion would break before the shafts or u joingts? and when changing it back to a open carrier is it simply bold on the ring gears and put er in? or do you have to set ever thing up again that goes along with setting up gears?
im going to a 44 soon anyways too...
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Unread 09-27-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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you would have to reset the gears when you replace the carrier.... that's $300 around me...

if front shafts were as easy to replace as rears i'd so go for it as it's an easy fix... but front shafts are a pita, imo
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Unread 09-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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yea thats wut i thought, probly not worth it then. maybe jsut wait for the 44 then
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Unread 09-28-2006, 03:58 PM   #4
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why would you have to take the carrier out? and actually all you would have to do is make sure you put the 4 bolts that hold the carrier in back in the right order, and you will not be changing anything else.
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Unread 09-28-2006, 06:21 PM   #5
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Just a thought... but I once heard that if you just tack weld the gears, the welds should break before anything else... is this right? If it's true, you might be able to get a couple of welds out of them.
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Unread 09-28-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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it would be easier to weld the spider out of the diff, and i would want to put a new open carrier back in after. just put the ring gear on the new carrier, that why i was wonderin about seeting the gear up again.
and i thin k your right about the tack breaking...before you get you drive it
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Unread 09-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #7
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i just hope your going in a straight line if your welding the front, cause your steering will be non existent. have fun
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Unread 09-29-2006, 01:24 AM   #8
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would only be locked when in 4wheel, cus the disconnect. and the comp. i was talking about is in the mud. dont worry i know all the effect of a welded a diff just dont want to pay to set the gears up again.
int all the shimming and measureing for the pinion, so cant i jsut swap carriers. im not the most knoladgeable when it comes to the diff internals.
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Unread 09-29-2006, 11:51 AM   #9
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as far as welded dif and turning i have a welded front and a spool in the rear (yes i have manual hubs) and on the road it does not even turn, and when i engage it in 4wd, the traction is AWSOME and yes turning is fun to say the least and i do Lots of 6point turns on the trail but untill i can get ARB's front and rear that is what i am running.
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