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Old 01-07-2007, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Welded D50 TTB

130K 2 Barrell 351, 435-208. well worn skinny boggers. Is this a bad idea? Generally, I a pretty mellow/light right foot driver.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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theres lockers for it, i think a ratchet one and iam pretty sure arb makes one if you dont want to weld it
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am more worried about breakage than purchasing a locker. If the cocensus is that it will locked with 38s it will stay open.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well whats it being pushed by?

forgot you mentioned it earlier, depends on what kind of wheeling your gonna do with it though.

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Take it easy on it, and it'll probably hold. The weak spot on those is the neckdown on the shafts just inside the diff.

An actual locker of some sort would greatly reduce the strain on it though (not to mention, you'll actually be able to STEER the thing, too).
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Take it easy on it, and it'll probably hold. The weak spot on those is the neckdown on the shafts just inside the diff.

An actual locker of some sort would greatly reduce the strain on it though (not to mention, you'll actually be able to STEER the thing, too).
steering is overrated
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its being pushed by a semi-smogged 2bbl 351 with 120K on the clock, and a 435-208. There is not a lot of all out rock wheeling to be done out here. Mostly Trails of varying terrain I would put it in the 80% risk of Body damage 'mild' catergory.
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In my expirance, they seem to hold up pretty well.
We have a club member that wheels(and DD's) a 94' F-250, with a 351 in it, that I welded the diff up in a last year. Right away it broke the inner shaft, harsh break, at a 45* angle. that was running 35" geolanders. However, this year he has wheeled it HARD, with 35" boggers on it, and nothing has broke yet.
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I assume you mean the 38*11 or whatever boggers? Im gonna say you may be ok. I put a locker in my old D44TTB and immediately (5 minutes into the trail) exploded the center ujoint (which was new), but the D50 has a bigger ujoints so it might be ok. Was running 36" iroks at the time. Go easy on it, definitely dont jump it, and you should be ok. Definitely check that center ujoint after a wheelin trip. Maybe even tack weld the caps in palce so they cant spit out.
I wouldnt buy a locker for it, id save up and spend that cash on a D60 instead.
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Yup. 38.5x11s. I have no intention to waste money on the 50 by buying a locker.
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