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Reset gears after changing diff carriers?

I am planning on puting a locker in my CJ this fall and have ran into a few questions. I am a college student on a limited budget, so I think a detroit or air locker is out. I hear that the lock right is the best bang for you buck ( according to a post a few days ago) but the lock right is not produced for a AMC 20 with trac lock, like I have. I loked at the power trax no slip but it is $150 dollars more then the lock right, and have heard about more blowing then the lock right.

I have a full size cherokee with a model 20 HD open diff in the rear of it, so I could swipe the open carrier and put it in the CJ rear end, but I dont have the knoledge or tools to do the re seting of the gears? So would I need to re set the gears if I swaped the carrier? If so how much would the normal shop charge for the swap ( I am guessing it is more then the 150 difference between the lock right and the no slip)

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Re: Reset gears after changing diff carriers?

Yes you will have to reset the shims on the carrier and pinion
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Re: Reset gears after changing diff carriers?

Where i work we get 250 to 350 for ring and pinion setup. It all depends on what we have to do. Some guys bring us just the rear with no axles and other people just bring us the whole car or truck. Dont forget you are probably going to need a bearing kit, seal, and hopefully you already have one piece axles.
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Re: Reset gears after changing diff carriers?

If the pinion is not being removed, why would the pinion depth need to be reset too? Shouldn't just the backlash and pattern have to be checked?
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Re: Reset gears after changing diff carriers?

Why would you got that far into a rear and not pull the pinion to check the bearings. If the bearings are good then no you wouldnt have to reset the depth.
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