Thread: welded SC shaft
07-01-2007, 02:32 AM #1
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- Jun 2007
welded SC shaft
Hey I just wondered why noone else welds the SC drive clutch solid! Everyone bleats on that its crap!
I figured if it was good enough for a some old rotary diff, its rough enough for me! 8o)
Am now running custom compressor wheel with 18 pounds and a welded clutch....
06 Rxp with 60 hours on the welded clutch no probs!
Biggest noticable difference 84mph..... and It F***KS off outa the hole like a mental!
Thanks for the help Jerry
07-01-2007, 03:21 AM #2
I´m thinking of the same thing... lol... have you got some pics?
Last edited by Swedie; 07-01-2007 at 03:51 PM.
07-01-2007, 03:24 AM #3
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- Jul 2005
- Southampton, UK
I think the clutch is there to do a job - I would guess you could break the SC shaft or other components without it.
So far as I can work out, the clutch does most of its work when coming unhooked in the chop/Salt Water, so maybe if you only ride on glass you might get away with it welded up??
07-01-2007, 04:14 AM #4
its been tried before the shaft breaks or the gear shatters. sounds like you've done well 60 hrs good going
07-01-2007, 06:53 AM #5
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- Apr 2005
if you run in chop water, the shaft will snap within 20 min 100%, I had that issue allready because of to much clutch tension on Metall washer
the shaft broke exact on the SC housing bearing, the shaft piece with the gear/washer meesed up all the PTO internals icl. the block, gears , etc
so in real world condition the shaft will snap, but I wish good luck if some wants to try out , because luck is what you need
07-01-2007, 08:09 AM #6
lol... 06 rxp with a welded clutch for 60 hours....
anyone know who this guy is? ... oh wait, he's thanking Jerry... Jerry must be holding out on us with this new reliable welded non-slipping clutch <sarcasm implied>
07-01-2007, 09:19 AM #7
If by some miracle you have made it this far with a welded clutch you are super lucky. But It will fail and when it does your in for some serious engine damage and a big fat bill. O, and I smell bullshit.
07-01-2007, 10:23 AM #8
84mph at that, yea, I smell it too, don't know what the bull ate, but damn.........
07-01-2007, 10:37 AM #9
People, please DO NOT go out and weld your shafts. I'm not sure who this poster is, nor did i help him or give him advice to do such a foolish thing. Those that welded the gear to the shaft suffered catastrophic failures.
07-01-2007, 10:45 AM #10
This guy "Whiped" is just yankin our PP's
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