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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear Spool for Samurai..How Hard is it

I am thinking of installing a spool in my rear of my sammy. It is primarily a off road vehcile that is driven on the highway occassionally. Its 100$ off one of the websites... How hard would this be to install? I am pretty mechanically inclined but wouldnt dare fool with rebuilding a complete chunk.

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locker locker locker!
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Extremely easy to install, I had no problems at all. Have been real happy with the performance
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Re: Rear Spool for Samurai..How Hard is it

is it just a matter of removing the open diff and installing the spool and sticking the axles back in? No adjustments,,,shimming?

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Re: Rear Spool for Samurai..How Hard is it

Exactly the same process as installing a lock right or ez locker.

You should read one of those install manuals before you attempt it. It's relatively easy, but not one of those things you just tear into, put back to gether and it works.

You have to mark the spanners, get a feel for your backlash.
Install spool or locker.
Use lock-tight during reassembly torque to specs.
Set spanners back to marks and check feel.
Torque bearing caps to spec.

It's easy, but don't blindly attempt it without reading.
Don't go by what people tell you. They will always forget to emphasize something and some are just plain full of crap.

I have a lock right install manual on .pdf.
E-mail me and I will e-mail you a copy of it.
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Use lock-tight during reassembly torque to specs.

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Re: Rear Spool for Samurai..How Hard is it

Yep,
The Trail Tough spools are great...I busted an axle last weekend, and the spool ket most of the debris away from my ring and Pinion...If I would have had a locker, the whole mess would have been hand grenanded...I have been EXTREMELY impressed with my spools operation...
Remember,
You will still have to set your backlash not matter what...
Locktite is an absolute must...
Tourque wrench is a must have...
And setting backlash by "Feel" is a garunteed way to blow out your rear end...Use a dial...

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A dial indicator is not necessary if you mark the spanners as the instructions say.

You get a feel for it before you disassemble it, that way when you put it back to your marks you would have to be one complete turn off on the spanner. If you are one complete turn out, you will know by the feel.

I have set up 6 lock rights, and other than the first few, or just to check the lash for curoisity never used a dial indicator.

A dial indicator is a must to set a R&amp;P properly. Assuming your R&amp;P is already set up properly and you can follow directions, you don't need one.
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