Originally Posted by FlyinFINN
Welded is NOT dangerous on the street. I run a welded DAILY and all this bs about "oh it understeers, in the rain you can't control it etc" is exactly that. BS. It's all dependant on your suspension and car. In theory, if you have ******* slicks on the back and **** tiny wheels on the front with a welded, it will push you around turns and you will undersreer. But if your that dumb to run it like that then you deserve to understeer into a wall. The only time you will notice it's even welded is sharp turns in parking lots due to it wheel hopping. I've driven my welded bmw as a daily for over a year now and I can talk from actual experience.
With normal, controlled driving, not much is considered dangerous, short of broken axles or wheels falling off.
I guess it's the times when you run spirited on the street, but unexpectedly traffic comes out. I wouldn't want to have a welded diff there. Plus I can't stand understeer or wearing tires faster.
But that's just me.