im sure this has been posted before but i really need a detailed write up on installing ring and pinions in my sammy. im rebuilding the rear end so a write up on how to do all the bearings and everything would really help.
Randys ring & pinion <a target="_blank" href=http://www.ringpinion.com>www.ringpinion.com</a> has lots of info about installing and what it takes. The FSM will give you the specifics such as torque settings. Definitely read the articles on ringpinion.com; it helped me a lot. As far as tools, you will need at least a dial indicator to set backlash. Plus torque wrench of course. Good luck! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
One tip that none of the instructions I've seen really stress: When your setting pinion bearing preload, make darn sure the bearings are well lubed. If you set the preload with the bearings dry, it will be way to low when they are lubed. Turning them dry can score the races also.