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Old 10-22-2009, 12:28 AM   #21
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:34 AM   #22
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So why did Mazda put the notch in anyway? Prevent frame damage in rear end collision?
yes, something along those lines.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #23
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I can't find the nuts and bolts from driveshaft to diff can I just go pick up some grade 8 bolts instead of ordering from Mazda?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:40 PM   #24
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It is aluminum. Did your buddy weld it together properly? The size of the weld does not matter as much as doing it CORRECTLY does. If he used regular 'ol welding and not specifically an aluminum welder using a tri-mix of gas I don't see it holding together well.
Just to clarify. You dont need tri-mix gas to make a full strength weld. Plain old Argon works just fine. The filler rod series is more important than what gas you weld with (argon, helium, "tri-mix").
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Soooo can I?
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I ran that way for a long time, with bolts from ACE. No biggie.
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