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Old 02-15-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Welding the rear end to lock it

I am wanting to lock the rear and don't have alot of cash. What are the pro's and cons of welding the rearend to lock it on a daily driver. Its a 98 tj with a 4 banger se model

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Old 02-15-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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don't do it. Period. On a DD it will just cause problems, especially if you have a dana 35.

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Old 02-15-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I agree the se models all pretty much have the turdyfive. the spider gears will break, or the shafts takes your pick. on a daily driver welding up the rear end is never recomended. or your welds will break
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I'm thinking that would be a trail rig only thing.
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BAD!

You can often find a Lock-right or one of the many clones out there for $100 on ebay or from local clubs.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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Thanks guys that was what i was thinking but it helps to ask someone who knows.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:29 PM   #7
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egh. To each their own. I daily drove a miller melody for over a year. Other than excessive tire wear there were no ill effects on daily driving but I was wider and longer than stock. I would do it again on a rig that didn't see driving every day. It was fun watching people at the gas station think something was wrong. The off road traction was absolutely awesome and I loved it!

I do agree you should pitch the D35 before welding up the spiders.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:02 AM   #8
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Why would people think something is wrong
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:21 AM   #9
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Why would people think something is wrong

The constant squealing, scuffing, and dragging of tires. Not to mention the binding noises of the driveline.
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for as little as i go in the dirt that doesn't sound like somethingi want
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:24 AM   #11
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Why would people think something is wrong
The most common questions or concern I had was people thinking there was something wrong with my brakes.

I survived that whole year with an AX5 tranny. So there can't be that much drive line strain over anything you'd get while wheeling!

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