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    I have a 05 wrx and my center diff just blew out. I was thinking about welding it back together for a permanant 50/50 split. Just looking for advice about possible hazards that might occure.

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    Welding the center diff will make your car RWD. And doing so without any diff/axles upgrades will make them go out eventually.

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    i figured welding the center diff would lock both wheel into permanant drive and you would just remove the front prop shafts to make it rwd. so couldnt i weld it then remove the front props untill I can afford another diff
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    damn people. If you cant afford to fix a car when it breaks then dont buy it. go back to honda.

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    If you weld it, you would only get power to the rear wheels. So in the long run you would be spending more than just replacing the center diff, but possibly the rear diff and rear axles along with anything else that goes with it when those go out.

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    Man it ain't that bad to DIY

    Center Diffs and How To Replace Them - Subaru Forester Owners Forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDadrenaline View Post
    damn people. If you cant afford to fix a car when it breaks then dont buy it. go back to honda.
    So why didn't you fix your WRX.... Speaking of can't afford, didn't daddy's money build that thing anyways?

    Give him a break he doesn't know any better and came to us first. To come on to a Subaru forum for help and advice just to get asinine comments like that (especially from you) makes us seem like SRT-4 owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDadrenaline View Post
    damn people. If you cant afford to fix a car when it breaks then don't buy it. go back to honda.
    Agreed boost junkie

    Anyways anyone know where i could get one cheap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chome View Post
    If you weld it, you would only get power to the rear wheels. So in the long run you would be spending more than just replacing the center diff, but possibly the rear diff and rear axles along with anything else that goes with it when those go out.
    Why does welding it only send power to the rear wheels? interesting could you explain pleas i am curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDadrenaline View Post
    damn people. If you cant have daddy cut a check to fix a car when it breaks then dont buy it. go back to honda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinthesauce83 View Post
    Agreed boost junkie

    Anyways anyone know where i could get one cheap?
    I'll look it up on Monday and see what kind of deal I can get you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xxBoost Junkiexx View Post
    So why didn't you fix your WRX.... Speaking of can't afford, didn't daddy's money build that thing anyways?

    Give him a break he doesn't know any better and came to us first. To come on to a Subaru forum for help and advice just to get asinine comments like that (especially from you) makes us seem like SRT-4 owners.

    Manny
    +1. I love how non subaru owners come in here bashing the newbies.Ok u used to have a Subaru until it became bbq! If I remember right no one gave u shit or made fun of u when it happened.everybody felt ur pain,and all u do now is act like u know it all u Ignorant.Stick to the roadracing forum or Fs since they like u over there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupass View Post
    +1. I love how non subaru owners come in here bashing the newbies.Ok u used to have a Subaru until it became bbq! If I remember right no one gave u shit or made fun of u when it happened.everybody felt ur pain,and all u do now is act like u know it all u Ignorant.Stick to the roadracing forum or Fs since they like u over there..

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    If you weld the center diff it will make the car rwd. You have to also take the front axles out for it to work properly. If you are wanting to go RWD then there is a company that sells a locked diff. As mentioned above, the rear drivetrain is not designed to take the extra power etc , so unless you want the temp fix to cost more then the original fix then I personally wouldnt do it.


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