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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2004, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Besides ring and pinion...

Besides the ring and pinion, what else will I NEED to get when I change out my gears (seals, bearings, etc.)? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:24 PM
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Re: Besides ring and pinion...

Most places that deal with rign and pinions will sell an install kit. The kit usually consists on the necessary shims needed to get bearing preload and backlash set properly. Can't be sure if they contain seals or not. If you do not have the micometers to measure the preload and backlash then you will need to buy that tool as well. Randy's ring and pinion was who I dealt with when I did my gear swap and they hooked me up on everythin I needed. They seemed very knowledgable.
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Re: Besides ring and pinion...

Gear swaps are not a good idea for somone that doesen't know what they are doing. There are not a whole lot of people out there that can actually set one up right. I've had to take a truck back to a shop 3 times before they got it right before. Ask around about people that are knowledgable on doing gear swaps. Its a very easy thing to mess up if you don't know what you are doing and is well worth paying somone that does to do it for you..
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 09:27 PM
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Re: Besides ring and pinion...

I agree, a gear swap is not something that you want to try if you've never done one yourself. They can be a little tricky. Either way, I'd recomend changing your axle seals and wheel bearings while your at it and instead of a crush sleeve switch to a solid spacer and shims.
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