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Old December 14th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #21
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Plus I have heard storys about the welds failing then destroying the diff.
Then they didn't know what they are doing.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 04:54 PM   #22
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that may be, I just dont like doing anythign that permnate, because correct me if im wrong, but sence i have the "c" clips, if i weld the spiders i wont be able to get them out with out destroying them.. right?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #23
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I have a detroit in the rear, and a welded setup up front (I have locking hubs)

I'm replacing the welded setup with another detroit.

not that this has any info for you. My detroit unlocks around most corners, but sometimes it sounds as if I just exploded my diff.

I've been scared a few times...

And if you are scared of a weld comming apart, just have killerB do it.. I have once piece of metel.. literally, I think he used about 30 pounds of rod. If that breaks, it would be awesome. becuase then I would make fun of him
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #24
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I imagine the selectable locker would be best. Same on road open diff characteristics, and ability to full lock when you want it for the extra traction. Something like ARB with an on/off. Expensive, but it seems like the one that does what you want to do the best. Maybe you can order one without the pump and just mount a small 5 gallon air tank under the bed and just remember to keep it filled, doesn't sound like your going to go back and forth between open/locked alot. Just throwing an idea out.

I'm welding my front spiders, but like CC, I have manual hubs. I'm leaving the rear ones open for now. Tires are expensive enough.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 09:21 PM   #25
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i think i found a cheep oem limited slip, for under a $100 , so i think i am going for that, when i get the money and decide if i want to keep this axle ill upgrade latter.. Thanks for the help guys.
now i just need to find out what spline i have.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #26
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I run a lunchbox in the front (Aussie) it's nice to be able to take the front axle out of gear and turn super tight on the trail.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #27
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Old December 15th, 2005, 03:12 AM   #28
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Old December 16th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #29
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I have a Detroit in the Ram, but I would recommend a LSD for your purposes.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #30
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Thanks I think I will get the lsd, but does anyone know of a cheep selectable locker?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #31
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Old December 18th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #32
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the only limited slip I would by is the detroit truetrack. it's all gear driven, no wearing clutches.

info http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/TrueTrac.shtml
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Old December 29th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #33
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ithink i am going to save for a selectable....
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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #34
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buy detroit for the rear and selectable for the front
or even better.. build your willys, wheel that, and leave your dodge alone.. or trade it in for something nicer to DD
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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #35
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:47 PM   #36
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that will happen in the jeep, but not my dd
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Old January 4th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #37
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that will happen in the jeep, but not my dd
so whens your jeep gona see another trail ?? got that front shaft fixed yet ?
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Old January 9th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #38
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as amatter of fact i do, ive got the plow on, a new coil, but ive got a flat tire, so i have my old tire on.. looks kinda funky. but yeah it works. it will be up here in the spring..... where is the waggie?
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Old January 9th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #39
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as amatter of fact i do, ive got the plow on, a new coil, but ive got a flat tire, so i have my old tire on.. looks kinda funky. but yeah it works. it will be up here in the spring..... where is the waggie?
sittin in the driveway on the trailer with a blown motor, where it will stay until someone actually follows through on their offer
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Old January 13th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #40
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