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Old 07-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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Question welding front diff?

I have a 93 wrangler with the automatic lockouts and what im wondering is:

1 if I weld my front differential, when im in 2wd will both tires spin freely during usual driving

2 I have seen this done on older cjs and all you have to do is unlock the hubs and vwalah u can drive down the road as if u never welded it in the first place.

I guess my question is since it automatically locks in 4wd when d I shift the transfer case (there are no hubs to lock/unlock) is this the same as getting out and unlocking your hubs or is it an entirely different system.

id like to weld due to lack of $$$ and the fact that I do a lot of mudding but I also drive the jeep on the road and don't want to lose the ability to do so.

any info is appreciated thank you

(ps I realize that lack of money and mudding don't really go together)
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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I'm not a fan of welding so I wouldn't recommend it. you can pick up a lunchbox locker like spartan or aussie for under 300 and install it your self.
the vacuum disconnect on a jeep is different than locking hubs, the passenger side axle is 2 piece with a collar that connects them, by moving the collar you disconnect one axle. as long as the axle is open it will free wheel. if you weld the spider gears or install a automatic locker one side will turn and so will your drive shaft, if your drive shaft isn't balanced it will vibrate.
so, yes you can weld your spider gears and get by but you may have to balance your drive shaft, and you take a chance with the welds breaking and wrecking your axle.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:53 PM
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thanks i think ill wait till i can get a real locker any suggestions on good brands. also, id like to get one with a push button so that when in 4wd im not always locked.

i like to start out in two wheel then when i get stuck i switch to four and can usually get out. the idea of the push button locker being that i can A go through a lot more and B when i get stuck in 4wd i can simply push a button and climb out. plus being able to turn is always nice
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Detroit, OX locker, ARB are just a few that are selectable. But be prepared to pay $750+ for a selectable locker.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:01 PM
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wow... never knew they cost that much thanks for the info tho... hmmm taxes
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