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Old 12-15-2016, 10:28 PM
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Welded Diff>Broken Diff.
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Originally Posted by AllTheDjontz View Post
Before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me put to rest any rumors or bad thoughts you all may have. First, yes. I am a ricer. I have been driving around in a spray painted, lowered, rust-bucket of a Miata with a style bar. But, I can admit it. Second, yes. I do like to drift (But honestly this welded diff thing sucks.) Third, I do in-fact wear Wayfarers (But the fake, off-brand ones), and I look like a try-hard douchebag with them on.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Welded Diff>Broken Diff.
until it becomes a broken diff again (which it will) -- and fail in such a way you can't weld it this time.
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but think of how awesome he's gonna look when his car chirps tires every time he takes a turn like a sane human being
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
until it becomes a broken diff again (which it will) -- and fail in such a way you can't weld it this time.
Should last a few days at least. Considering the abbuse I have seen some locals put welded ones through.
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One could argue that the abuse the morons put onto them while figure skating isn't even as bad as if you attempted to drive one like a sane human being.

sliding = tire stress
hopping = everything else stress

but who knows
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One could argue that the abuse the morons put onto them while figure skating isn't even as bad as if you attempted to drive one like a sane human being.

sliding = tire stress
hopping = everything else stress

but who knows
Fair, but half these cars are dailies as well.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
until it becomes a broken diff again (which it will) -- and fail in such a way you can't weld it this time.
Lol, I got a neg cat for my comment.

And yeah, he said he was doing it as a stopgap since he needed transportation. If he does it for a few days and fixes it after the holidays I'm sure the car will survive.

If he's driving like he's on a drift course, then yeah the drivetrain might suffer.

I gave him the benefit of the doubt!
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55 going into Key West... but that's a 4 mile stretch of road... It's honestly hell trying to get in and out of the Keys, especially this time of year. Thank you, man. I appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Lol, I got a neg cat for my comment.

And yeah, he said he was doing it as a stopgap since he needed transportation. If he does it for a few days and fixes it after the holidays I'm sure the car will survive.

If he's driving like he's on a drift course, then yeah the drivetrain might suffer.

I gave him the benefit of the doubt!
Thanks! I appreciate it. Not worried about the diff breaking again. I've got what I needed to do done. Car is parked now (minus a couple quick outings to the store tomorrow), and won't be used till January. We'll see how it goes! Hopefully picking up the 1.8 swap sometime early January.
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Good news folks! The welded diff has held up since December! And with some pretty heavy abuse.

That being said, living with a welded diff has not held up so well. It's embarrassing with the constant tire screeching during low speed corners, and alongside with that, how easily it eats through tires. So I've got a Torsen out of a '99 and I plan to swap it I'm very shortly. Just need some ABS axles and a new pumpkin.

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