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Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Re: Questions on diffs
For noting purposes, if an ARB will be installed in the front of a GV, then the installer would need to swap out the CV stub on the pass. side of the axle. The GV stub is too short, due to the "shift on the fly" air diff. No biggie, but needed to do the swap.
They will also need manual hubs.
And most importantly, they will need to swap in Sidekick R&P's as the innner diameter of the ring gear is different on the GV's and doesn't match a Sidekick ARB carrier.
Basically, in order to run an ARB in the front of a GV, you need to swap over several components from a Sidekick, essentially making it a Sidekick front axle.
But don't expect the diff in the GV or XL7 auto to last long. Even without a front ARB, my diff exploded into pieces at Moab. Too much torque from a V6 and gears on a diff designed to handle a stock 1.6L.