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Old 02-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Rockwell set up after welding up spiders.

I have tried I promise !! I looked on Pirate and here, I can't seem to find information on setting up the rock after the spiders are welded up ??? . I was wondering if that was super crucial to get it exact like you have to on the Dana or 14's being the gears are strait cut ?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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I centered both Of mine and let em" eat. Never not one problem.....
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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I centered both Of mine and let em" eat. Never not one problem.....
So what I have heard is true, not as important as the other axles ??
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They will be just fine IMO. Maybe others will chime in.......
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They are nothing like other axles. Just get it close and beat the piss out of it.
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They are nothing like other axles. Just get it close and beat the piss out of it.

OK, Thanks Bud ! . You miss the Pig at all ?
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They are nothing like other axles. Just get it close and beat the piss out of it.

OK, Thanks Bud ! . You miss the Pig at all ?
All the time up until I see some poor bastard with a broken rig in the woods. Then I remember what a pain it was being the extration recovery rig all the time.



I'll have another fat rockwelled rig sooner or later.


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Old 02-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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All the time up until I see some poor bastard with a broken rig in the woods. Then I remember what a pain it was being the extration recovery rig all the time.



I'll have another fat rockwelled rig sooner or later.


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Cool, I'm busting at the seams in excitement getting close on mine !! I thought this was a cool Idea.
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Are you planning to split the carrier to weld the spiders or just weld the spiders to the carrier through the holes in the carrier?
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I'm sure Nathan feels the same way !!
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Nevermind. Saw the pic you posted while i was typing.
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Are you planning to split the carrier to weld the spiders or just weld the spiders to the carrier through the holes in the carrier?
HOLES !!! LOL You have had yours like that for a while now. Not going against the grain, but was wondering on the setup.
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All the time up until I see some poor bastard with a broken rig in the woods. Then I remember what a pain it was being the extration recovery rig all the time.



I'll have another fat rockwelled rig sooner or later.


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HOLES !!! LOL You have had yours like that for a while now. Not going against the grain, but was wondering on the setup.
Then you shouldnt have any setup to worry about. Weld them up blow the crap out best you can and run them.
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Right, but it also don't hurt to know what you have and are dealing with. I'm just an information junkie !!
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #16
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Spend the time and weld them solid. Ive had mine break, just just the spider gears welded and two other rigs the same way. One rig mist up the ring gear. but keep running it for the weekend.
Mine is fully welded now. With detroit up front.
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I need to weld up my rocks. I am runnin 5 tons and am blind when it comes to this.
I have never welded up on a diff on anything. Does anyone have any pics or vids of the best way to weld up the spider (exactly what tot weld together)?
Is it best to MIG or STICK it. I figure i could get stronger rods to weld....but do i need more then 70000lbs tensile strength?
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #18
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Rockwell set up after welding up spiders.

I've never been into a 5 ton but I'm sure they are the same. With everything together put your stick through the little windows and tack the gears together where they meet. Do not weld it to the carrier! After tacking through every window pull the carrier apart and pull out the spider gears. (should all be tack welded together)
Then lay some more welds in between the gears.. Mig or stick will work......
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