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Old 05-22-2012, 11:22 AM
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You sure as hell could steer better without the front welded. Even something like a Detroit will ratchet a little when not under full pedal.
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You sure as hell could steer better without the front welded. Even something like a Detroit will ratchet a little when not under full pedal.
I know it and completely agree. I'm trying to get ready for an event in the mountains and money is short so I'll having to prioritize spending. Grizzly lockers went up to $450 and the life time warranty is $50 extra. I'm sure as hell not going hill climbing with an open front diff.. And I think the welded spiders are stronger than any locker. I still have a cage to build before June 16. Gotta give me some credit for doing the twin stick, especially for free.
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I understand not having a locker in your budget and i agree a properly welded carrier should be as strong as a spool/locker. I do not agree that welding the front carrier was the best idea for a truck that is built for trails.



Twinstick is free to most everyone with half a brain.

Pull t-case -$0
Grind rails - $0 unless you dont have a die grinder and burr
Spare stock shifter - $0 for most people with a small supply of spare parts.
Couple pieces of scrap tube, flat bar and 2 bolts/nuts/washers - $0 for anyone who welds and turns wrenches just a little bit. $5 at most if you had to buy a couple 3' sticks from the metal rack and a couple 1/4" bolts from Lowes.
Reinstall t-case - $0

Did i forget something that adds great expense to this?
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Funny thing about welded front axles, even in two wheel drive you can break axle shafts/u joints just by turning the steering wheel. (I've done it)

Free twin sick, good for you
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I don't care what it's in, a welded steer axle is plain stupid.
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Funny thing about welded front axles, even in two wheel drive you can break axle shafts/u joints just by turning the steering wheel. (I've done it)

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And you don't have rockwells.
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And you don't have rockwells.
Yes, you are right. BUT I know people that do/did, and they where breaking front shafts with open diffs.
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Sounds like it's a PITA, but I've heard of people unlocking one side of welded steer axles until they need the extra traction. Puts more strain on the side they stays locked too, but probably not too much of a problem with rockwells..
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And you don't have rockwells.
Thank God.
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Sounds like it's a PITA, but I've heard of people unlocking one side of welded steer axles until they need the extra traction. Puts more strain on the side they stays locked too, but probably not too much of a problem with rockwells..
Any throttle and its gonna yank the wheel outta your hand.....
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Well maybe if you have little girl hands...
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That's a **** poor idea too.

Doesn't work worth a ****. Pulls to one side, any bit of articulation that pull wt off the locked in tire and it spins.

Plus highly doughtfull that he has lockouts on his axle.
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I said it was a pita, but it does help you steer.
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No steering wheel feed back with full hydro and I wish I had lockouts.
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Did i forget something that adds great expense to this?


Case of Coors lite or Bud lite Lime! Lol
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And you don't have rockwells.
Screw the rockwells! With the extra weight your adding,more effort is needed to make the truck go compared to lighter 1 tons done right getting it done.
I'd build steering 14 bolts or a Jana76 over rockwells anyday!

I think Tim Cameron knows what works in link below


http://www.pirate4x4.com/feature/cameron-2011/index.php

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