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Old 06-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Dana 35 Front axle weld

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

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I was told that a 91 Dodge Dakota power steering will fit in my jeep so that will compensate for the steering
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Its gonna suck. It even sucks with Hydro assist.

Its going to be a ton more stress on your tierod, draglink, frame, and steering box. Also you are going to see a lot more axle shift laterally from the springs flexing.

Also unless you have the 95 shafts with the bigger ujoints with that disconnect you are going to have ujoint issues really quick.

Your axles will be in a constant bind, if you think that is a good idea with tiny axles and u joints then go for it.


I had a spool in mt dana60 front in my blazer and with hydro assist it only took one trip and i had it back out and put something else in. So not just webwheeling you an answer
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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I have a spare axle and with the posi lock I can unlock it but my driveline will spin but that's ok I'm getting a new transfer case I'm just doing this for some Summer fun at the high lakes
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I have a spare axle and with the posi lock I can unlock it but my driveline will spin but that's ok I'm getting a new transfer case I'm just doing this for some Summer fun at the high lakes
Front requires a real locker, not a spool which is the same as welding. That is if you care about your jeep. If it is Offroad only beater you plan on killing then go for it.
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Would not advise, you would be better off leaving the front end open.
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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
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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.
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I would rather drive out than be pulled out.
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I would rather drive out than be pulled out.
Well put. Even if you have to haul ass home to make it there without a tow.
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Least he doesnt live near me. I strongly dislike towing people out of trails because they do stuff like this and brea.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #14
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Mike that is a cool avatar pic. how much crunch was there on touch down? I'm not being sarcastic! I haven't tried that yet!

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