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droptopT/A
05-12-2009, 12:48 AM
does any one have a pic of this mod i was told it helps reinforce the stock 10 bolt input needed please i am bored and have a welder and get all my rods for free at welding class i wont waste no money in this project


ROCNDAV
05-12-2009, 11:58 AM
If you look at where your axle tubes go in to the center differential section, they are only welded on the very top and bottom on each side. The mod simply welds it all the way around the tube, like on a Moser 12 bolt.

travie319
05-12-2009, 12:27 PM
I try to post a pic later....


droptopT/A
05-12-2009, 01:08 PM
cool please post up pics
:nod:

ROCNDAV
05-12-2009, 01:11 PM
Here's the weld on a Moser


http://image.chevyhiperformance.com/f/8917208/0605ch_08_axle_tube_z.jpg

http://image.chevyhiperformance.com/f/8917208/0605ch_08_axle_tube_z.jpg

droptopT/A
05-12-2009, 01:21 PM
thanks i will post pics of mine when i am done thanks for the pics

ss.slp.ls1
05-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Here's the weld on a Moser


http://image.chevyhiperformance.com/f/8917208/0605ch_08_axle_tube_z.jpg

http://image.chevyhiperformance.com/f/8917208/0605ch_08_axle_tube_z.jpg

Nice. Any proof that it really helps?

ROCNDAV
05-12-2009, 01:23 PM
thanks i will post pics of mine when i am done thanks for the pics


Cool, then you can help me do mine ;)

ROCNDAV
05-12-2009, 01:24 PM
Nice. Any proof that it really helps?

Not sure. I wouldn't pay someone $100 to do it, but if I had the ability to do it myself, I would. Moser must do it for a reason. It is definitely cheaper to just do a small weld up top & bottom like GM does.

nevrlift13
05-12-2009, 05:28 PM
ive heard of that being done but still waiting to hear the verdict if its worth doing or not

ss.slp.ls1
05-12-2009, 05:31 PM
ive heard of that being done but still waiting to hear the verdict if its worth doing or not

I thought the biggest problem was shearing teeth, not sure how this prevents that.

BigDaddyBry
05-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Shit, if it's free and in your spare time, what could it hurt? :D

snugans310
05-12-2009, 06:06 PM
your a dumbass get a life nigga you wanna do something dome me up

snugans310
05-12-2009, 06:07 PM
ps .dont warp your housing pendejo

ss.slp.ls1
05-12-2009, 06:08 PM
your a dumbass get a life nigga you wanna do something dome me up

:huh:

snugans310
05-12-2009, 06:12 PM
ohh forgot to tell you guys young bucks my bitch

00SSLS1
05-12-2009, 07:03 PM
thanks for the 411

djsanchez2
05-12-2009, 07:57 PM
Just toss it on a jig and weld that bitch up, make sure it's empty and degreased though, i have heard that the oil can seep through and make a weak weld. I do think a back brace would be of more benefit though. Something like this:
http://www.demoderbypitstop.com/images/chevy10bolt.jpg

the sides are welded and the center is a bolt-on piece, but then at that point it's just a waste of money, and should be tossed out in favor of a 12bolt.

ss.slp.ls1
05-12-2009, 08:12 PM
http://www.demoderbypitstop.com/images/chevy10bolt.jpg

Looks :mullet: to me.

02NBMWS6
05-12-2009, 08:30 PM
your a dumbass get a life nigga you wanna do something dome me up

lmao!

djsanchez2
05-12-2009, 08:42 PM
Looks :mullet: to me.

:lol: it's actually the only kit i found for a 10bolt, you know the mullet mechanics always find ways of working on a $0 budget

MrElectric03
05-12-2009, 09:00 PM
:lol: it's actually the only kit i found for a 10bolt, you know the mullet mechanics always find ways of working on a $0 budget

It would be hilarious if someone who didnt know what they were doing welded that just like that and warped the tubes, then trying to drive with a V shaped diff.:D

james562
05-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Ive heard the only issue with this idea is that when the welds cool they may move the axle tubes ever so slightly out of alligment and may end up slightly crooked.