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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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I don't like spools, and like Lincoln Lockers even less.

That said, I had to get the TJ ready to lead for an event and set up a new carrier for the 8 3/4 by welding the diff- that was over 2 years ago, and I have put better than 20K mi on it, as a DD. I hate the way it turns, both on the street and on the trail, but it has held up. (I have been too lazy to pull the third and install a locker)

Make sure you weld it well- I welded the spiders together, and then to the carrier, which was much easier to do with the drop out third member that the 8 3/4 has. Put some serious heat into it and build some good welds where the spiders mesh, but make sure you will still be able to pull the axleshafts.
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