8.8 build, weld brackets before or after regearing and new bearings?
My brackets came in and I was contemplating burning them on this week, but I also found a shop to regear it for $150 (I supply gears and install kit). Should I regear it after I weld the brackets on to prevent any possible damage to new bearings, or should it be welded first, then regeared. Just asking because I've always heard that the welding current will travel through the bearings and could possibley melt any rubber seals in the axle, and I will be moving soon and don't know if I can find any shops to do the regear for that cheap where ever I move.
Originally Posted by lumpster View Post