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After some street driving and turning, a few funny noises and a wheelin trip
yesterday, it went bang.
 

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I havent removed the cover yet. But I will and Im going to do a full before
during and after thread with pics and a video of the rear driveshaft spinning
and the rear tires doing nothing lol...
 

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Well, you said you wen't going to replace it till it was broke...Nows your chance.
 

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I've heard good things about the loc rite, but I wouldn't pay 290 for one.
Well hook a bronco brother up. My two usual sources have them for 290 and
thats before shipping.

JBG has a Ford loc-rite and a powertracks loc-rite, same price
 

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You'll break a bunch of 8.8"s with 38"s. Put a 10.25 in there
 

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Find out what you blew up first. A mini spool acts like welded spiders, so if you toasted a cross pin or the carrier itself, the same thing will happen with a mini spool.

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You'll break a bunch of 8.8"s with 38"s. Put a 10.25 in there
I want to experience this for myself. Im against giving up weight and ground
clearance if I dont have to.
 

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You can always put the stock tires back on. That would be hilarious.
I think Id rather drive a smart car then my bronco with 31's on it
and all that lift.
 

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Yes True. I have to see whats broken first but Im throwing this idea around
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=PWT%2D1822%2DLR&N=700+4294924929+4294908331+4294908330+4294925134+4294839047+4294918887+4294901314+115&autoview=sku

With the street driving I do it should be a good fit. That is as long as the
carrier isnt damaged.
Wait, you welded the diff and then blew it up, and you are thinking that there is a chance that the stock carrier is still ok? :banghead
 

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Wait, you welded the diff and then blew it up, and you are thinking that there is a chance that the stock carrier is still ok? :banghead
This is all yet to be seen. I havent pulled the diff cover yet. Im thinking/hoping
its just the spider gears.
 

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Thats the problem with welding the rear gears - Too much stress when driving on streets, if you were off road more that wouldn't happen..

So there's your answer, fix it, weld it, and wheel it!
 

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I guess you didn't weld them to the carrier then.
No I ran a bead in between where the spider gears mesh, on both sides of
the carrier.
There was a guy on here who welded the entire carrier and spider gears
together into one big chunk. I think his is still together. Ill tell you though I
really enjoyed having so slip between the rear tires whatsoever. Didnt even
need 4 wheel on the beach.

Im really getting anxious now to see whats behind door number one (diff cover)
 

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X why dont you look into a Aussie locker. There a little cheaper then the Powertrax and I have heard nothing but good things about them.
 
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