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has anyone broke them yet? and will they hold up to a welded front diff? ???
 
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the guy that makes them says they will.
 

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IMO, a welded front diff is a poor idea in any circumstance....even if the smurf holds, the inner axle is very likely to break.

I've heard lots of good reports on the product.
 

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I gotta say anyone who might want a welded front diff has not driven with a fully locked diff much. Now, I say that with limited wheeling experience myself, but most of that was done in a vehicle with a locking front and it sucks to steer.
 
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I know what a welded axle is like but what is the difference if i use a locker or welded dont they both fully lock so wouldnt I be just as likely to break with a locker
 

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actually, under power yes. However, a locker does give when not under power and that's when your steering is "only" difficult and not "impossible"

Additionally, when you shift into 2wd low for EASY steering, a welded front axle will never give, and it will steer like crap regardless.

IMO, for $200, a front locker is a very worthwhile investment. Keep the welded diff in the rear.
 
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thanks woody I geuss ill get another locker when my smurfs get back
 

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