What is in m my 14 bolt

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  1. usmcruiser

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    This is my first 14 bolt and I dont know what i'm looking at when I opened this guy up. I dont see spider gears. Is this a posi unit?
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    What happens to the opposite axle shaft when you rotate a axle shaft?
     
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    The spiders are inside the carrier on a small-ish cross shaft. Pull the carrier, split the carrier.
     
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    Cool thanks guys.

    what do you guys think of this?
     
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    put a Detroit on it .. ;)
     
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    yeah but I'm super poor. gears first with a Lincoln locker. then a detroit. :p
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    It's a 14 bolt, what do you want to hear about it?? lol

    BTW, lincoln locking those things is uber easy.

    Weld the living crap out of it.
     
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    got a pic Mace .. ?
     
  10. usmcruiser

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    can you just weld the crap out of the gears through the holes in the carrier? Or should you disassemble it and weld the spider gears then reassemble it?

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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    On mine I took it apart and welded the teeth together. It never failed, but I have since replaced the spiders with a mini spool.

    I am not a huge fan of welding the carrier to the teeth on a 14 bolt. Mostly because a detroit uses the stock carrier on a 14 bolt. If you weld it like the pictures show, you will never get the case halves apart.

    An ARB does replace the stock carrier tho..
     
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    If its got 4 "holes" in the sides, theres a cross inside which equals spider gears. If instead of the 4 holes, youve got 3, its got a gov lock in it. That carrier is junk, got find a open carrier and put a detroit, spool, etc, whatever in it.
     
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    You could look around for a used detroit.....14 bolt detroits are about the cheapest lockers ($$$ wise) out there. If you aren't gonna drive it on the street much break out the lincoln :)
     
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    Sure looks like an open carrier to me..
     
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