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anybody runnin 14ff welded on there D.D.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hows it been holdin up?
    What kind of welder did u use?
    Considering doin it to the k10 when i do the swap and dont have the $ for a locker.
     
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    yup for 2 weeks and countin:)


    its annoying sometimes, when I am in a parking lot, everyone just stares...I love it too though,

    I did not weld mine though, so cant help ya there.

    -shawn
     
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    I have welded them with both stick and FCAW.

    I'd suggest against it for a DD though.
     
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    Sucks for a DD, although it is predictable and you do get used to it...really chews the tires up.

    Rene
     
  5. down4thakrown

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    I got the rear end welded on my blazer but its not my DD. It is a cool feelin bein able to chirpem when ur not tryin:pimp: but sux on slippary surfaces, reason why i ask is reliability. wanted to see how long they last until it spins a spdr gear or just blows up.
     
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    I welded the 14bolt in the back of my K5 w/ 38's about 2 or so years ago. It saw ALOT of street miles until I pulled the rearend out about 6 months ago. Wasn't too bad on tires, always predictable, and no trouble at all... it will definetly get you looks in town because you will squeal the tires alot. I only took it out to replace it w/ a lower geared WELDED D70!
     
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    i ran one on my truck for about a year with 38's, yes you do get alot of stares but the look on there face when you hang it sideways with 38's on is priceless:D

    i used a lincoln mig on mine
     
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    I have run my K5 welded for 2.5 years without problem. The first time it was welded was like the tech article but that didn't hold up. A friend of mine Jethro welded it for me and it has been fine for awhile now. It does wear out tires pretty quick and make your turning radius bigger but oh well.

    Harley
     
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    your buddy just use a better welder or did he weld them to the carrier?
    not worried to much about tires.hopefully beable to get a cheap gas mileage car soon.but...priorities first:D
    thx guys
     
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    The tech article puts welds in the voids of the spider gears so they won't pass each other effectivly locking it up. There is play still in the spider gears and the play will get worse over time as the welds wear on the teeth.

    My buddy has a good mig welder but what he did was just weld all the spider and side gears together so that they won't move at all. This is the best route to weld a rear 14bff. It is pretty strong and won't let the gear wear on each other since they don't move. Using a good welder is a definite plus to help get penetration on the gears.

    Harley
     

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