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K5
03-24-2005, 01:22 PM
guy figures i should do it and just run one hub till i need both. think its a good idea?

MetalMan
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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KBB
03-24-2005, 02:13 PM
don't do unless you like replacing the innershaft every few months, it sucks beleive me I know

boyzen
03-24-2005, 04:31 PM
It does suck can't turn worth a shit ,and it will break axles.


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cjMike
03-24-2005, 04:33 PM
Dont do it lock rites are also another alternative to go!



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85_GMC_4x4
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

K5
03-26-2005, 08:50 AM
alright that answers that question, thanks guys! ill stay away from weldin it.

imported_n/a
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.

Legend
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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brandonf250
03-27-2005, 01:03 PM
my buddys ford is welded up and he constantly breaks axels!

K5
03-31-2005, 04:03 PM
i guess an air locker is the only way to go for the front eh?

KBB
03-31-2005, 04:35 PM
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!!!

leadfoot
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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