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    Weld Pumpkin to Tubes?

    Just dropped of my rear dana 44 into the shop to have 5.13, arb 35 spline and 35 spline shaves installed. The guy suggested to weld the pumpkin to the tubes for 150 ? worth it?

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    I do plan on running 37 inch tires

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    For $150 I would do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    Just dropped of my rear dana 44 into the shop to have 5.13, arb 35 spline and 35 spline shaves installed. The guy suggested to weld the pumpkin to the tubes for 150 ? worth it?
    Isn’t there a pretty specific way to do this correctly?


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    Weld Pumpkin to Tubes?

    Make sure the shop has experience with that. Welding cast is tricky. They need to preheat it and then slow cool it with blankets etc over hours. Done incorrectly, the cast will crack and you’ll need a new housing.


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    Yea well I can ask them there process. But is it worth it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    Yea well I can ask them there process. But is it worth it ?
    Totally relative. If done right, should be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy127 View Post
    Yea well I can ask them there process. But is it worth it ?
    If they do it right, yes.

    I know a guy who spun his pumpkin, but it was 40s on a 44 and he wheels. So plug welds can fail.


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    Well then I'll have to call the shop to see what they say about the process. Maybe even guarantee there work.

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    Yea id do it if you’re already paying somebody to work on it, it’s worth another 150 to have welded tubes. I was wheeling with a kid the other day who spun his rear D44 on 38s at the foot of Cleveland rock as he was trying to bump his way up. Didn’t look like he was going too hard in the video he showed me, so I guess it doesn’t take much with that extra rotational mass...


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