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I have decided to forgo the 2wd low mod for now. Thanks for the inputs on that. Now another: I am going to install a welded rear that zooky welded up for me. Should I do the 410 backer plates mod? I actually am a little confused about it but doesn't the mod let you remove the axles without taking the brakes and existing backing plates off? Also where do you get them and the cost? Is there anything else, like seals or anything that should be done while it is a part? Thanks again for any help. Jim
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Re: Another-\"Is it Worth Doing\"

If you're going to be pulling both axle shafts out, definately do the 410 backing plates while you're at it.

I got mine from Trail Tough for $8 each. Most of the Suzuki shops carry them. You might even be able to get them from the local dealer.

While you have it apart it wouldn't be a bad idea to replace the axle seals. One of the shops will have new seals for you.

I did mine similar to how the write-up on Roadless Gear is.

1. pull off both brake drums.
2. disconnect the brakelines
3. remove the 4 nuts on the backside of the axle tubing holding the backing plate on.
4. use a slide hammer to remove the axle shafts
5. use a dremel to cut away just enough of the backing plate to slip it over the axle bearing.
6. use a hammer to pop the bolts out of the backing plate
7. notch the SJ410 backing plates to slip over the axle
8. put the backing plate back in place on the axle
9. reconnect the brake line
10. slip the backing plate onto the axle

(swap out the 3rd member here, don't forget to drain the oil)

11. put the axle shafts back in
12. put the 4 bolts through the SJ410 backing plates, brake drum backing plates and axle flanges
13. put the 4 nuts on and tighten them down
14. put the drums back on

(make sure you have enough gear oil in the axle)

15. bleed the brakes for the last time [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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