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Should I weld my differentials??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chaka454, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. chaka454

    chaka454 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 93 Toyota pick up with a 4" suspension lift, 3" body lift, and riding on 35 super swampers, I dont know what gears I have but the truck runs pretty good, my problem is that I dont have posi, I have a friend that's a mechanic and he suggested that I weld my differentials, he has a scout that he welded his differentials and they are running pretty strong, he suggested I do the same thing but before I welded them I wanted some advice from the best (you guys) any info on this would really help me if it's a good idea I want to weld them this weekend, thanks guys.
     
  2. bobsurf

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    Searched using "Weld Differential gears" using the "and" function and came up with a lot of hits. This one might help

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    Although, I don't know that you'll get much Toyota input.
     
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    If its your daily driver I wouldnt.

    A buddy of mine with a Toy that has a welded rear goes through a pair of rear tires every 4 to 5 months. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> There are issues that come up with weding Toy diffs, something to do with the fact that the gears in a Toy diff contact each other in a slightly different way than in most diffs. Can't tell you much more other than do some serious research before you do it.</font color>
     
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    I will do my homework before I do it thanks guys, I read the threads too and now I'm thinking about it, thanks for the info guys.
     
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    welding your rear diff will be alright, but dont weld the front too hard on steering joints and shafts.
     
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    like everyone else would say i personally wouldnt weld them if it is your dailey driver, yull wear out your tires faster, and yud probly be better off getting an auburn locker, or somthing, i should of when i had the 12 bolt off my truck in the shop but 300$ plus 250$ for labor was alot at the time, and a open diff is probly more reliable then an auburn, of corse then i could be wrong. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif


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    <font color="green"> First off, you're lucky that you didn't get the Auburn. I've had experiences with only 2 of them, but both broke in less than a year. Mine broke with less than 3000 miles on it. Second, Auburn doesn't make a locker, it's a limited slip. They make two versions, the regular one and the Pro, which just has a tighter bias. </font color>
     

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