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Welded my 14b today. ~PICS~

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    WOOHOO!! Welded it per the article in the tech section...And OMG! I can go places in 2 wheel drive now, that I couldn't go in 4 wheel drive before. I think this is the coolest 4 hours I have spent on my truck. HA! I took a few pictures of the process...Check'em out. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
    Pictures here. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Sweet! I should be joining the welded 14b FF club soon... </font color>
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Dude, this is SOOOO bad ass!!! lol, I'm soo stoked about this I must look like an idiot with this grin on my face. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I just got a grin on my face when I looked close at your avatar and saw the jiggling. Nice animation there, I can see where most of the time was spent. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif </font color>
     
  5. Tybee

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    First time I saw that pic I thought she had balls swinging.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Evan, the carrier is dis-assembled and cleaned...but I never got around to pulling my spiders yet/forums/images/icons/blush.gif If I get home early enough from Tacoma I'll get that done and shipped/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
  7. Mike.S

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    Dumb question, what does welding the 14 bolt do ? I would think it would have something to do with posi-lock but what are the pro's and con's of doing that ? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    welding the rearend is sorta a poor mans locker/spool. It locks both rear wheels together so that they always turn at the same speed. This is great for off-road traction, but a little annoying when on-road, especially in tight turning situations or when the road is wet.

    J
     
  9. Mike.S

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    Oooohh !!! So let me ask for opinions. Is it worth the trouble on road ? I would'nt think so for someone that is on road 95% of the time. /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I must look like an idiot with this grin on my face

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    It's not the grin Joe. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    once you get used to how it handles, the only rear drawback is tire wear... which I assume is increased on-road. I'm thinking of getting some ground hawgs next time for my on-road tires just because they are well known for having great wear characteristics. Someone on CK5 said that they "wear like iron"... sounds good! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

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    <font color="green"> Sounds good, Rene! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    I have had mine welded for a few months now and by far it is the best mod yet.
    I drive over 100 miles a day and the only time I even notice that it is locked is making a tight corner, then it barks.
    I recently swapped my M/T rear tires for a set of A/T's and the pressure in them is at 50lbs, they don't bark on corners but you can hear them scuffing.
    Snow and slimy mud can get the rig going sideways instead of foward if you give it a bunch of throttle but all in all it is easy to get used to.
     
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    So all in all has this mod been worth it and would you do it again ?
     
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    Oh yeah definatly worth the 2 hrs to do it.
    And yes I will do it again if I get another rig.
     
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    Hell yeah. This is BY FAR the best thing I've done to my truck yet. I would do it again, and reccomend anyone else do it too. The ONLY time I notice is makin tight corners. Other than that you don't even know it's there. I kinda like the chirpin on corners thing though....Gets everyone attention...lol, Try pullin into a crowded gas station with a welded diff... /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I wouldn't have mine any other way. Being welded makes all the difference in the world. You will be very impressed with the difference it will make in your truck. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     

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