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Old March 27th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #21
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I looked and looked, seen it done lots of ways with various weld patterns I cant tell that it has that any more play in it. If i was gonna do it again, i would try it with a tighter pattern with less play to just to try it.

I do wonder if i should have welded that spot in the spider gear where that single tooth hits so that tooth has some more rigidity from lateral movement- Ill prolly just wait for it to break and do it better

I filled in teeth on side and spider gears
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #22
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Ill wheel it for a few months and pull the cover and see what it looks like- im eyeing up throwing in a 60 tho
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #23
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I've always wanted to weld the rear diff in my '01 XJ. Now that it's not so much my daily driver, I'd like to try it out. So I picked up another 8.25 Chrysler and will have it welded, if I don't like it on the street I can swap my good one back in. I know how to weld spiders, but all I've ever really done is a quick mig job on the derby/figure 8 cars I've run. Didn't really matter how long they lasted. But when it comes to my Jeep, I want somebody to do a good quality job, since it will see street use, and at times about 400-500 miles to go wheelin and back.

I've heard of many different "proper" ways to do it, from pre-heating the gears prior to welding, tacking the spiders then pulling the carrier to bench weld, and stick welding rather than mig, and using 2 different size rods on top of each other.

This being said, who knows the best and most reliable way to do this, and would be willing to do so for me? I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount of cash, and ideally would like to set up a time where I could bring the axle out (it's out of the vehicle), watch and learn as you work your magic, and take it back with me. I won't be ready to do this for at least a week, but would like to do soon. I'm not looking for any warranties or guarantees, nor will I hold anybody at fault for any failure.

Feel free to PM me a price if you don't want to post. Oh, and looking to within a hour drive of metro Detroit. Thanks in advance!


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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #24
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I filled in teeth on side and spider gears
so you did the side gears pretty much like that spider in your pic?
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Old April 10th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #25
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so you did the side gears pretty much like that spider in your pic?

That would be a side gear in the pic and the spiders are the same. I figured the side gears would eat the spiders if they were not done the same.

In the next few weeks I need to do axle seals in the front, Ill post pics of how the locker looks after 10k miles of operation.
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That would be a side gear in the pic and the spiders are the same. I figured the side gears would eat the spiders if they were not done the same.

In the next few weeks I need to do axle seals in the front, Ill post pics of how the locker looks after 10k miles of operation.
Ahh ok. Ya I'm blind
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hay i was looking to do the same thing to my grand cherokee but i have 110 arc welder will that work to or do i need a wire welder.but i want to weld my spider gears .
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hay i was looking to do the same thing to my grand cherokee but i have 110 arc welder will that work to or do i need a wire welder.but i want to weld my spider gears .
if you wanna do it i could weld it up with my mig. I'm free sunday and monday all day and any other day after 3. If you want my number pm me. Randy
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM   #29
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hay i was looking to do the same thing to my grand cherokee but i have 110 arc welder will that work to or do i need a wire welder.but i want to weld my spider gears .

I used a 110 wire feed, I dont know how well a stick would work. Lots of clean up.

If your welding the spiders together I would use the 110.
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I used a 110 wire feed, I dont know how well a stick would work. Lots of clean up.

If your welding the spiders together I would use the 110.
Would be cleaner than a mig if you run dcep with 3/32 7018.
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