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Locked front 10bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, May 12, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    I need more traction! I have an open 10b front and was wondering if i could just weld the spider gears together with it still in the housing? I don't need to ever be able to unlock it- as i'm getting a D60 sometime in the future- i also have locking hubs, so i can still use it on the road.

    is this feasible? is it smart? i need the extra traction in the mud, especially until i get my 44 TSL /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    It's ok as long as you only want to go straight. Turning will suck. Isn't there another post in this forum about this same topic.. try doing a SEARCH for better answers. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  3. 84k5

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    Three wheels spinning is better than breaking a shaft or joint cause you welded it. You're already way past its limit with a 40" tire.
     
  4. K5Kell

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    I would only do it if you allready have a D60 you are about to buy, then who cares if you blow the 10blt /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif. also if you dont need to get to work in it.
    -Kell-
     
  5. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    get to work! that what the rear wheels are for /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif lol, i guess i'll just wait on the 60 and lock it.
     
  6. thechevyman

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    I welded the corporate 10 in my short box and about every month depending how many full throtle dounts in 4 hi and hills climbed while sawing the steering back, it would eat both u-joints and usually an inner and outer axle shaft. That was just with 31's, with the 36's i could turn the wheels at full lock and flour it, it would usually spit a cap off and eat the passanger side inner and outer.
     

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