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post #1 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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to weld my rear end or not?

should i weld my 44a or leave it LSD. This is mostly a trail rig although i have to drive it to the trail as of now... any input is appreciated


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post #2 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 10:17 PM
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Welded Rear will make ANY pavement driving horrible and more frequent axle repairs LSD would be the better option if u gunna drive on the road.

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post #3 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 10:19 PM
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It will kill your rear tire tread too, my buddys got a spool in his 9" on his ZJ and his tread disappears.
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post #4 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 10:20 PM
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You dont have a beat up old redneck pickup truck so no you should not.

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post #5 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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You dont have a beat up old redneck pickup truck so no you should not.
why do you have to have an old redneck pick up to weld your diff and gain some traction?

this isnt a daily driver. i have a wj as well. this will only be drivin to the trail, wheeled and drivin back home...

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 11:35 PM
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Would you weld that thing already ??
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post #7 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Would you weld that thing already ??
hahah you know me too welll, my friend

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post #8 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 11:50 PM
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If its going to be a dedicated offroad rig sure why not, but if you do it and you drive on the street regularly thats redneckish.

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post #9 of 25 Old 03-11-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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If its going to be a dedicated offroad rig sure why not, but if you do it and you drive on the street regularly thats redneckish.
how many times do i have to say its not going to be driven regularly?? lol and im from north carolina. call me what you want there cheesehead..

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post #10 of 25 Old 03-12-2009, 09:40 AM
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stfu And Weld It :d

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post #12 of 25 Old 03-12-2009, 09:44 AM
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I say no, unless it stricktly a trail rig, I mean you tow it to the site and back

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The long wheel base of the ZJ makes the welding not nearly as scary as something short like a TJ. Just do it, and laugh at people when they're stuck with their lesser LSD

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post #14 of 25 Old 03-12-2009, 09:58 AM
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I have two buddies with Range Rover Classics that have welded rear diffs; one is just a trail rig on 35" BFG MT's and the other is on 33" LTB's and that is his daily driver (we just recently drove to go wheeling in Maine and it was fine)! If this is just a trail rig that only sees pavement to get to the trail I would say go for it...

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post #15 of 25 Old 03-12-2009, 09:58 AM
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If your going to be cruising pavement at all with tires that big your going to have a really hard time. Oh, and have fun replacing axles and u-joints.

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