Lincoln Lock Questions

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i want a locker, can you blame me? i want to do the most kick ass trails there are, but i cant afford to. so he goes my question.
i herd that b/c i have locking hubs that when disconteced they do not attach to the carrier. i.e. if i lock it then i will have NO affects when on the road with it unlocked, but a locker when the hubs are locked. is this true?
is doing a lincoln lock a good idea? i have heard good and bad about it.
last is what parts do i weld. do i weld it all together like a block of metal, do i weld just where the gears meet? what do i do?

thanks for the input.
 

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lincoln lock in the rear, love mine

lincoln lock in the front, BAD BAD idea...poor steering, and you'll bust birfields 3-4 times per trip out.
 
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so i'm assuming that it is not true about the axel shafts being disconnedted? and breaking birfields is that w/ any locker up front?
 
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The consensus is that welding the side gears to the spider gears works best and welding on the carrier is counter productive. Weld all 4 places where the teeth contact, then remove the center pin and flip the assemby over and weld the other 4 points where the teeth engage. It is easier if you MIG weld it with solid wire and shielding gas so that you don't have to chip the slag.
 
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Just make sure you dont want to drive it on the street I did it and it really sucks going thru the drive thru at burger king :dunno:
 

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so i'm assuming that it is not true about the axel shafts being disconnedted? and breaking birfields is that w/ any locker up front?

unlock the hubs and leave it in 2WD and you'll never know the front was welded.

Offroad, it's a poor idea. Even a full locker offers an opportunity for the tires to rotate at different speeds when off the throttle...my EZ-Lock almost appears to "ratchet" when I'm wedged...
 

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