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Welding the Rear axle up..

talk me out of it.

im not going to spend the money rebuilding the front end and i dont want to drop the money on a locker. a mini spool is possible but probably not because i dont want to spend any money.

i still want decent offroad capability and i could do some pretty fun stuff with one tire spinning so i figured 2 would be better ha

my step dad said he wont let me use the insurance money to sas it... but he said i could get the axles with it and build them.. i dont think he knows how much money i refer to when i say "build"
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you want to drive on the street?

Do you have $ to buy new tires monthly?

Exaclty
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Nope,

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you want to drive on the street?

Do you have $ to buy new tires monthly?

Exaclty
good call on the tires.
i should get a set of procrap ATs with the 50k mile warranty
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def NO....that's how I greanaded my 7.5 NO SIR.....
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You might want to invest in a tire companies stock if you do weld it.

A tire warranty will do nothing fora tire on a welded diff. They will have the tread tore off.
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DO IT !!

Just make sure you have a microphone over the diff to record the carnage.

There's just something satisfying in the sound of a third member coming apart in an explosion of agony .
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Unless your truck going to be nothing but a trail rig then go ahead....driving on the street,NO
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DO IT !!

Just make sure you have a microphone over the diff to record the carnage.

There's just something satisfying in the sound of a third member coming apart in an explosion of agony .

That made me laugh....
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No! I was going to do that to my D60 for the time being, everyone i talked to said NO
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No! I was going to do that to my D60 for the time being, everyone i talked to said NO
Silly Beard

You do everything people tell you ?
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i wanna do it, but i dont.

i know a few guys running around town welded up.

how do you figure a tire warranty wont help? if the tire doesnt make it 50k i get a new one correct? they dont have to know its welded up
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no you only get reimbursed whatever the tire is worth then you pay the remaining for a replacement
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so if i put 100 miles on it i get most of the money back

thats retarded...
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There's just something satisfying in the sound of a third member coming apart in an explosion of agony .
wow you have a third member somewhere on your ranger?

go for it man! Ive heard many guys Ive wheeled with say they prefer a spool/licoln lock in the rear over detroit because its much more predictable.

and you wont go through tires in a month. unless you really beat on it, you wont grenade **** either. comparing a 7.5 to an 8.8 is non sense.
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you took your doors off so i say go ahead and weld the spider gears, while your at it do the front also!
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you took your doors off so i say go ahead and weld the spider gears, while your at it do the front also!
you heard the ASE cert mechanic say it so it has to be good for your truck
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HAHAHAHAHAHA!


wellll the front is FUBAR'd... thats the whole reasoning behind welding the rear because i wont have the front end pulling.

i cant wait for the university of Wyoming to be on summer break, then i'll feel more safe about leaving the doors off over night and not having to struggle putting them back on at mid night
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Oh, boy -- Captain Picard was using sarcasm, gentlemen... lol.

I wouldn't do it to drive on the street. My locker being on when street driving is horrendous. They guys driving around with lincoln-locked rears have no sense whatsoever. It's an "offroad only" mod for sure.
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Oh, boy -- Captain Picard was using sarcasm, gentlemen... lol.

I wouldn't do it to drive on the street. My locker being on when street driving is horrendous. They guys driving around with lincoln-locked rears have no sense whatsoever. It's an "offroad only" mod for sure.
im not 12 so i hate sarcasm ha. Im with John though in all seriousness, not the best thing to do with a truck that sees a lot of pavement
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i've heard Detroits dont really ratchet in rangers, it doesnt in my friends Yoda.. its too light?
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im not 12 so i hate sarcasm ha. Im with John though in all seriousness, not the best thing to do with a truck that sees a lot of pavement
oh mine sees about 50% pavement 50% dirt.. when its working im riding dirt roads and trails all the time
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Oh, boy -- Captain Picard was using sarcasm, gentlemen... lol.

I wouldn't do it to drive on the street. My locker being on when street driving is horrendous. They guys driving around with lincoln-locked rears have no sense whatsoever. It's an "offroad only" mod for sure.
non sense! its very predictable, moreso than a locker.
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Yeah, it's predictable alright -- exactly like the kind of locker I have -- the selectable kind.

When mine is locked -- it's locked. It's not automatic. Predictably, the tires scrub on turns and high speed handling under power is a joke when locked.

If Gil says it's a good idea I DEFINITELY would take that as a sign not to, lol.
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