Spider Gear questions - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 28th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
Joxracing
Senior Member
 
Joxracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-10
Location: Marquette MI
Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Spider Gear questions

Im going to look at a 79 bronco tmrw, and the guy says the 2 front spider gears are broke.

Im real green on axle tech, i do more long travel 2wd stuff.

So how hard are these to fix?
How expensive?

The axle must be a Dana 44 or Dana 60 if its on the front of a 79 Bronco.

Any info greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Joxracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 28th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #2
rangerluc
Senior Member
 
rangerluc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-19-09
Location: san antonio, TX
Posts: 1,230
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

you can get a new set of spiders for 100 or less, and they are very simple to replace. just need to pull out the axle shafts, pull the carrier, pop out the cross pin and install the new ones
rangerluc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #3
don4life
Senior Member
 
don4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-14-09
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 778
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

yah spider gears are real easy if u have any mechanical experience at all
don4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #4
Joxracing
Senior Member
 
Joxracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-10
Location: Marquette MI
Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

thanks, thats what i like to hear.
Joxracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #5
rangerluc
Senior Member
 
rangerluc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-19-09
Location: san antonio, TX
Posts: 1,230
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

orrrr you could just replace said spider gears with a locker
rangerluc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #6
Joxracing
Senior Member
 
Joxracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-10
Location: Marquette MI
Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

dumb question, but.
how much do lockers run for these?

is it dumb to run one up front, and none in the rear?
Joxracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #7
rangerluc
Senior Member
 
rangerluc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-19-09
Location: san antonio, TX
Posts: 1,230
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joxracing View Post
dumb question, but.
how much do lockers run for these?

is it dumb to run one up front, and none in the rear?
its got locking hubs right? itd be nice to get one for the real as well. but im guessing around 300-375 for an aussie
rangerluc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #8
littletrucker
I'd hit that
 
littletrucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-10
Location: Bear Lake 49614
Posts: 1,534
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

you can get a new lockright (lunchbox locker.. replaces just spider gears) for about 250 bucks, you really wouldnt be able to tell its there untill you put it in 4wd- it would steer fine in 2wd- they dont lock up till power is applied to that axle
littletrucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #9
Flexin' XJ
Senior Member
 
Flexin' XJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-04-07
Location: Holt, MI
Posts: 4,459
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Do you really need to pull the carrier? Can't you just rotate the carrier and push the pin out the front and the replace the gears? I'm just asking, I have never worked on a Ford axle.
Flexin' XJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #10
Jeepaholic
Axle Guru Extraordinaire
 
Jeepaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-08-06
Location: Owosso
Posts: 7,309
iTrader: (116)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Jeepaholic Send a message via MSN to Jeepaholic
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flexin' XJ View Post
Do you really need to pull the carrier? Can't you just rotate the carrier and push the pin out the front and the replace the gears? I'm just asking, I have never worked on a Ford axle.
Depends on the gear ratio mostly, the lower gears are thicker and will have to pull them to get the pin out. But if it is stock and most likely 3:54 no you do not have to pull the carrier.
Jeepaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.13368 seconds with 50 queries