View Full Version : welded front end? whos done it?
guy figures i should do it and just run one hub till i need both. think its a good idea?
03-24-2005, 01:40 PM
No. It'll pull towards the wheel with the hub locked. Weld the rear and leave the front alone, if you're too cheap (like me) to put a locker in.
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don't do unless you like replacing the innershaft every few months, it sucks beleive me I know
03-24-2005, 04:31 PM
It does suck can't turn worth a shit ,and it will break axles.
money costs too much!!!
03-24-2005, 04:33 PM
Dont do it lock rites are also another alternative to go!
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03-25-2005, 08:46 PM
I tired it.. wasn't too bad except for the breaking axle shafts.
85 GMC 3/4T 4x4
7" BDS suspension lift
35" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Tires
Dual fuel propane/gas
Locked rear axle
Warn 8274 to pull me out
alright that answers that question, thanks guys! ill stay away from weldin it.
03-27-2005, 10:20 AM
I welded mine about 3 years ago and only had to replace 3 axle shafts in that time and only because i couln't stop after the u-joint let go and wiped the ears off the shaft. It also helps that i have x-over steering and hydro assist too.
A buddy of mine had a lock-rite in his front axle (both d44's) and broke more axles than i ever did and he even had molly's in his.
03-27-2005, 10:58 AM
i welded the front end in my old ford, it had a dana 44 and it was nothing but problems, i broke axles blew a hub, i couldnt get any run time out of it or rely on it, cause it would just brake
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03-27-2005, 01:03 PM
my buddys ford is welded up and he constantly breaks axels!
i guess an air locker is the only way to go for the front eh?
put in a limited slip, I have a electric detroit in the front and I blow shafts every few trips. It's hard to find d44 inner shafts now.
lock your rear first!!!
04-02-2005, 06:13 AM
welded front sucks had one in mine broke shit all the time took it out right away hated it.
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