I was wondering if I welded my front end how it will do on the road I have the posi lock cable so I should be abol to unlock one tire so my tires want ware as fast my rear is welded I don't really like it but its cheep and I want to do it to the front to be fully locked up
Your front axle is a Dana 30 if it is* stock. As far as welding it and just disconnecting it the only thing you might loose is some steering when it is connected. I can't really speak to how much a locked up front would do because I'm still saving.
the dakota steering box is a good up grade for the jeep but it has nothing to do with your jeep wanting to keep going straight when locked and in 4 wheel drive. all locked front ends do it. it's caused by both tires turning at the same speed, the outside tire needs to turn more but it can't so you just plow straight ahead. the difference is with a selectable locker you can just disconnect to make the turn. even with a lunch box locker you can let off the gas and it will turn some, with a welded front axle you can't.
Too late welded it up last night works grate no problems unlocks one side like I thought it would and I'm not worried about braking iny thing if your scared too brake things you shouldn't be wheelin
You are going to kill that front
Dana 30 in no time. Wheeling ain't about breaking things as much as building your rig to take all the crap you plan on putting it through. I could half ass stuff, cheap out, and break things every time I go out. I prefer my rig as indestructible as possible instead. Then I make it home.
Complete rebuild axle/engine/everything swap in progress:
Parts already gathered for assembly: 2001 Ford 302, 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 ECU and wiring, NP435, NP205, Pair of axles from 04' F350 SuperDuty (Sterling 10.5 Posi rear, Dana 60HP Front-Both Disk Brakes 3.73 Gears), 37" H1 Tires, 9" lift TJ Coils for 2 link conversion in front, Stage 2 Clutch Kit, 3 Row Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Astro Steering box (4" front Stretch), XJ Rear Leaf Springs (6" Rear Stretch), and lots more.