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Welded Diff?

Old 12-17-2004, 09:14 PM
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like it says.



is it a good idea or not? all of my drifting 240 friends are running welded diffs and it works for them will it work for me?



what i mean, is the stock diff strong enough to be welded?







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Old 12-17-2004, 09:21 PM
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Its a stupid thing to do on a street car. You might as well kiss your *** goodbye first time you try to drive in traffic in the rain.
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like i said it would be fore drifting..



i have a honda to street drive..



what i'm askin are the STOCK diffs strong enough to be welded?







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are you ghetto enough to do something that some ghetto 240 owners are doing? get a real diff.



man i used ghetto twice there ^^
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:08 AM
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They should be able to handle it. Many of the 1st Gen road racers use welded with no real problems. My Z cars have welded, and they are not quite as strong looking as the 2nd Gen. I have no experience racing a 2nd Gen with a welded diff. Mine has a Torsen.



If yoy are going to weld it, I suggest you take it to someone who is familiar with working with hardened steel. If you plan to do it yourself, I would talk with someone who has experience before trying it. Otherwise, you should be in good shape.



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To me this is a great question, and something that I've been seriously concidering also.



My axles look so skinny, though...hmm.

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Old 12-19-2004, 12:32 PM
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My friends BMW racecar has a welded diff. Thing handles beautifully. He roadraces it. Actually, a lot of people out at the track i've met have welded diffs.



NOTE: I really have no clue how that applies to anything, but meh.
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Old 12-19-2004, 03:50 PM
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thanks guys who answered the question...





and for spaceman... i'm sorry... i don't have A-LOTTO-CASH like you...

i'm broke as **** and do what i hafto do... welding a diff isn't getto its smart... welding diff=at the most 20bux / buying lsd=300 uumm NO!



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Originally Posted by STR8_UP' date='Dec 19 2004, 05:50 PM
thanks guys who answered the question...

and for spaceman... i'm sorry... i don't have A-LOTTO-CASH like you...

i'm broke as **** and do what i hafto do... welding a diff isn't getto its smart... welding diff=at the most 20bux / buying lsd=300 uumm NO!



_Jason





Welding a diff isnt smart. It works, but its far from what I consider smart.



Keep tryign to half-*** your way through things like that and youre going to end up with nothing but problems and shell out much more than you would have to just do it right the first time.
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