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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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looking for a stronger set of spider gears for my hp44 i have eaten two sets and working on a 3rd set of stock spiders
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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I got a stock set out of a 79 Fd44 that i can dip in oil if you looking for another set.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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thanks but i do have another set of stock ones but do they other a set of chromemoly spiders or i also heard that a set out of a old dodge 44 are stronger
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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got me, I know nothing about them 44's, I say if having that many problems to just upgrade to a locker and just do away with the spiders all together.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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that was next but i like to be in control of the wheel had locker before and i went were it wanted to go
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:43 PM   #6
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How are they breaking? Your not spinnin' the sheet out of one side and smoking them. Stripping teeth? Hitting a hole?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:45 PM   #7
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got lock outs? just weld them together...
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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How are they breaking? Your not spinnin' the sheet out of one side and smoking them. Stripping teeth? Hitting a hole?
they are taking the teeth off but everyone that watch me run they say that all four tires are spinning and in the sand i make four holes if i can't make up the hill
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:41 PM   #9
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got lock outs? just weld them together...
yeah i was thinking of that but no i like to be able to turn
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:49 PM   #10
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based on your screen name, and the pic of the truck in your avatar, I would say continually replacing those gears is like kicking a dead horse...start looking for a D60

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 10:14 PM   #11
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mine have been welded up for 2 years and off road I dont even notice that they're there. un lock them for street driving and life is good. just weld the spiders at the corners and not to the caryer and not the pin. if you dont like it then you can just throw a open set back in
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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #12
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there are only 4 real options.
1)buy a bigger axle(d60).
2)buy a locker.
3)buy full case limited slip.
4)weld it up.
im not a big fan of number 4, but i got a carrier all welded up ready to go. $50.00
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4's where its at. locked up diff for about 1.80 worth of welding wire. locking hubs makes it so nice. and if your that concerned about cornering leave the one hub unlocked and only make corners to the opposite side
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:30 AM   #14
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have you tried a new set of spiders that weren't worn down? seeing it's a front axle, i wouldn't think they would be all worn down

is your pin worn and allowing for movement?

are the bushings missing from behind the gears?

this isn't too common to break spiders only, if it's happened many times i would look harder for the root cause
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Old September 24th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #15
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there are only 4 real options.
1)buy a bigger axle(d60).
2)buy a locker.
3)buy full case limited slip.
4)weld it up.
im not a big fan of number 4, but i got a carrier all welded up ready to go. $50.00
i like how number 1 is the most expensive and the list goes down to the least exspensive.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #16
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sounds like you have a heavy foot. weld the spiders or buy a tru trac. i have one in hte front of my truck and its locks up under load and slips when your turning. helical cut gears drive it. no clutches.
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Dan. Most of these guys have no clue. Fact is all you run is mud. High rpms and high horsepower. Your going to have to either go with a limited slip like a traclock or a trutrac to keep from breaking spider gears. The fact that your not breaking shafts make me wonder if your carrier is tweaked and letting the gears not fully engage and that is causing the to strip the teeth off. Another thought is if your pin is wore and causing some slop and thus stripping them.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 08:29 AM   #18
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if all he runs is mud weld em i have a welded carrier here he can try out if he likes it he can buy it if not i can get it back..
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i like how number 1 is the most expensive and the list goes down to the least exspensive.
its not my money! i say spend it!
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Old September 27th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #20
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well guys thanks for all the input and it looks like i will get a locker for the front i have 4:10 gears so i need a carrier that will fit it thanks
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