Hey guys and girls, I am debating welding the spider gears in my axles, I have a 14 bolf FF and a d44. I am going to replacing them with lockers but money is short so I wanted to do this temp.. I am not to worried about doing this in the front axle, I have done it for friends many times and so far no one has had a problem, and since 4 wheel drive is only used in the woods it is not a large problem. When I get a locker for the 44 it replaces the entire carrier so I am not worried about messing that up. Now I know the detriot locker for the 14 bolt only replaces the spider gears. Is possible to weld up the spiders in the 14bolt and not affect the carrier? Second question.. I know a few people have welded the 14 bolt rears up. What is your experience with this? I currently am running 35 x 12.5 BFG AT's. Am I going to bust something in the rear like this? I've heard the bigger the tire the less the issue is with this. Does anyone have a spare set of spider gears for the 14 bolt in case I blow mine up? Any insite anyone may have is much appricated here, thanks again. Mike You call that dirty!?