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#1 mellow65

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:07 PM

So any one running around with there rear diffs welded? How do they drive? I could imagine that you may hear some chirping going around tight corners but because they are basically being pulled along for the ride and no power being put to them not unless you are off road I don't see them being as bad. But what do I know.:rolleyes:

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:10 PM

So any one running around with there rear diffs welded? How do they drive? I could imagine that you may hear some chirping going around tight corners but because they are basically being pulled along for the ride and no power being put to them not unless you are off road I don't see them being as bad. But what do I know.:rolleyes:


Lots of us have them - you have to pull a rear axle on pavement or you will snap axle joints with big tires. Smaller tires you will just get a lot of chirping and binding around corners - still hard on the joints, and better to pull one.

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#3 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

ran for a couple months DD 25" street tires , binds and chirps

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 05:09 PM

I've been running with the axle IN since last summer, and I have not noticed much binding at all.
All I notice is I leave a lot of rubber on the concrete where ever I drive.
(However my tires are much different than yours and I weigh less too...)

I think you could "do" an axle in 15 minutes including putting the tools away?

It will make a world of difference in your Subies ability to climb!

#5 SOOBOUTLAW

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 05:57 PM

If the axle splines are always kept greased to prevent seizing, I can pop mine out in less than two mins. I don't run a welded diff yet though....

#6 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 06:02 PM

I´ll Like to see that... Could you post any Pics here? Please... Thanks! :)



#7 chazmataz

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:48 PM

besides helping when climbing, they are also needed for deep mud holes and when you get the car twisted in those awckard positions going into ruts, over logs, roots, rocks or that deep rut on the leftside on a climb were your right tire loses traction and the weight of the car.

welding the diff is very useful and i'm with everyone else it doesn't take long to get the axle in and out. a minor inconvience ( if any, not for me though) for what you gain on the trail.




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