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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Any One Else Running a Welded Diff

I Resently Welded my Open Diff so It would work as a solid Axle..
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n' I was just wundering if anyone else one here had and if they ever had any proplems w/ theres
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I was thinking of that, but I got a TL. I believe I heard that would be putting extreme pressure on the half-shafts unless you upgraded them. I could be wrong tho.

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Commen Since would tell you ya.. But Its not all that bad rly..
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What would you replace the half shaf w/ ??
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Commen Since would tell you ya.. But Its not all that bad rly..
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What would you replace the half shaf w/ ??
more than likley the fat shafts from early SC vehicles....its the passenger side axle that you want(2 of em of course).

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I did that on my pinto back in 1980 when I had a 289 in it. Never had any problems with axles. I has an eight inch rear swapped in the car. Only difficulty was turning corners slowly, tires squealed a little.
Do a good weld, not just in spots.
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Hello

A welded dif is gennerally used in Racing. Streight line or Circle with stagger.

You will be putting unnessarry stress on axles & tires.

A trac-lok would be better for street use.

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They sell spools for 8.8s already no need to weld anything.
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^ Spools have been known to strip on 240's so I went w/ a welded
Its Rly easy to do..
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They sell spools for 8.8s already no need to weld anything.
Welding will save you about a hundred bucks.
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