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welded rear diff??????
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:20 PM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:25 PM
I still have yet to put my axle back in. Three wheel drive gives you an interesting burnout patten:lol:
82 SubaruHummer welded!
01 Forester --- Not!
Posted 15 September 2004 - 07:01 PM
Posted 15 September 2004 - 07:19 PM
If you do, I have been told to use Super Missle Weld rods of a high number. There will be a TON of stress on those welds.
Aye, it's a good idea to do some nice clean but hefty welds. Don't want them breaking or you end up with a nice piece of shredded diff, also tending to destroy housings, etc. Speaking from exprience here, did that to my first truck.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 02:20 PM
Posted 17 September 2004 - 01:07 AM
I think I need to get some diff-welding practice in!
anyone want to let me try welding their diff as practice? (free if it is a practice run! )
Posted 17 September 2004 - 07:55 AM
thoroughly clean the oil out of the diff.
preheat the spiders and that center shaft that runs between them.
next tack the 4 spider gears together where they connect to each other. front and back.
then do solid beads welding the spiders together. (that should be 8 total small beads.)
next step, weld the gears to the center shaft inbetween the spider gears front and back.
let diff completly cooldown at least a few hours. then thoroughly clean out diff. drive for awhile then change oil.
i do not suggest welding to the carrier. the main reason why is the disimilar metals. all the welders i've talked to have said no. because the gears are a tool steel and the case is cast. not a strong hold. i've used a welded diff welded like the above mentioned. for a long time. then when i upgraded my car it went into erics car. so it's been around for over 3 years of hard abuse and nosign of giving out. turbone's old hatch, Subafly's hatch, and tex's hatch, all have the same style welded diff welded by the same welder. i put mine through hell and could not break the diff!
just my .02, but what do i know. right?
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