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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #16
RIPNBST
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It's a good idea to re weld if you know what you are doing with a welder. If you plan to drive this thing daily on the road and have never driven a welded diff vehicle before prepare yourself for altering your driving style.

Be prepared to replace your tires WAY sooner than you wanted to as well.

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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #17
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Yeah I am a good welder but instead of re-welding it I am gonna take this opportunity to convince my wife it's un fixable and go and get a limited slip put it I found a friend of a friend that can do it for 700 including parts and labor an I know he's good he has his own shop and builds rear ends for street and strip cars. Oh and I decided on a limited slip in rear because I will be on the road at least half of the time and don't wanna burn thru tires super fast
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #18
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You can get a powertrax locker which is limited slip, for around $400 and maybe even cheaper. This friend of a friend is charging you too much. You can do it yourself, pretty easy and it will replace the damaged spiders in your dana 44.
As far as welded spiders go, if its a crappy weld and pcs of the weld fall off while driving it will grenade everything in the housing. So make sure everything is tight. Driving around on welded spiders is an advanture going around corners especially. Be very careful on wet roads.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #19
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I really like the sound of that and the reviews arent bad at all I'm gonna try it thank you now ill be able to get her back on the road shortly
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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #20
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Good luck and sorry to hear the PO lied about the Detroit locker. Did you ever find what ratio you have? often it is stamped on the ring gear itself so that is an option as well.

700 for limited slip is too much as stated before me. You can do an elocker for almost that price. I have also heard good things about the Detroit True Trac.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #21
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Good luck and sorry to hear the PO lied about the Detroit locker. Did you ever find what ratio you have? often it is stamped on the ring gear itself so that is an option as well.

700 for limited slip is too much as stated before me. You can do an elocker for almost that price. I have also heard good things about the Detroit True Trac.
See his other thread here.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:25 PM   #22
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Thanks for the link!
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