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Old 07-23-2003, 10:17 AM
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Nairb, I had to Print that out and post it on my wall! TOO DAMN FUNNY!!!!!!

I just talked to my Uncle's friend how was running a mini-spool in his pro-street truck for almost 2 years. Since it was a mini-spool, the weakening of the rear wasn't an issue, but the drivability was. He said the chirping through turns wasn't that bad, but then he spun out going through a turn doing just under 30. He said he only hit a small wet spot, but couldn't control it. He was greatful he was going any faster because he said he came about 5 ft. from a big ditch. He now has a locker in it. He also said that was one mistake he will never make again. SO, sometimes being cheap just isn't worth it!!!
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:41 PM
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Nairb, that's the "BEST" one I've seen in a long time!..LMAO

It seems meangreen just does not understand how the diff. works, go to HowStuffworks.com, automotive section and this should help you understand what these fine poeple are talking about.

Have I ever welded the spider gears?"YES", did I like it? "NO"
would I ever do it again? "NO,NO, H*** NO!"

I understand money does not grow on trees, you should be able to find a posi unit in the junk yard, or possibley a full posi rearend,
welding spiders for a street driven car is just not an option.
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Old 07-30-2003, 04:03 PM
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welding spider gears is not cool. old cars are cool. old cars that are all !@$#ed up because some one cobbled them together suck.
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Old 08-02-2003, 10:54 AM
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A welded rear end isn't any more dangerous than a locker or a spool, but a welded rear end will probably only last a matter of weeks on dry pavement. I have a friend who broke a full spool in his chevelle 10 bolt. See if you can get a detroit locker, it will bark the tires around corners, and make it easy to get sideways but they don't slip. But it also will make your axle shafts the weak link rather than the gears. At this point, however, if you haven't spent any money yet, I would upgrade to a 12 bolt. It's quite a bit stronger than a 10 bolt.
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Now tell the Truth! no body in here has ever welded up their spider gears?
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Old 08-02-2003, 06:15 PM
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ya know, for me, this isn't about how safe a welded diff is.
it's all about how crappy it is. if you have the time and money to get an old car, don't **** it up!!!!!! a posi doesn't have to be big $$$
gotta get the baby, i'll finish this in a sec.
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:01 PM
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I welded the spider gears in my derby car, "The Terminator" and the first time out, my welds broke and I lunched the rear end. Now, I again welded it up, and found that the ultimate stress test was as follows: The Terminator was a 74 Chrysler New Yorker 2dr hardtop, with all of the cheating I could get away with. It had a 440 out of a Polara squad car, and zoomies!!!!!
Anyway, after I welded the gears the next time around, I rolled her in reverse at about 20 miles per hour, slammed 1st gear and rolled on it, it tore ruts in the asphalt. The spiders held up and I declared them to be race ready. CHILDREN, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!!!! NAIRB IS A PROFESSIONAL, AND CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LUNCHED TRANSMISSIONS THIS TEST CAN CAUSE.

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