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Old April 14th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default What all do I need to re-gear my axles?

So besides the new ring & pinion, what else is necessary to re-gear my axles? I know the basics about differentials, but that's about it. I'm talking about a 29 spline Chrysler 8.25 and a high pinion Dana 30 (reverse cut). I'm going with either 4.56's or 4.88's, and leaving them open for now, no lockers or anything. What all do I need to replace or get to just change gears? All I want is to replace the ring and pinion if I can. I see all these install kits and bearing kits and stuff, and I know that I probably should do that stuff while I'm in there, but is it necessary? Both axles have about 150,000 on them, and no problems. I think I can use my carrier for the rear, but may have to get a new one for the front. Do I get a bare carrier and put my spiders in it, or get a "loaded" one? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Buy a minor install kit. Shims, crush sleeve, and a pinion seal with marking compound.

A press, and bearing spreader, dial indicator, measuring device (mic, calipers), torque wrenches.

You can use your side gears in a new case.

Or do it the lazy-takeyourchances-way, and throw it all together and hope it doesn't eat itself up.

Edit- or just spend the couple hundred extra and buy the whole kit for piece of mind. Won't kill you to wait as you've been running the same set up for a while already.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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If your asking these questions then you need to take it to a shop
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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If your asking these questions then you need to take it to a shop
Thanks for useless input. Never said I was doing the work myself, I know someone who will set them up for me, but I haven't had a chance to talk to him about it. Just thought I'd see what other, educated, people suggested so I could get an idea of cost beforehand.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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Why's that? You have to learn somehow. I have learned Damn near everything i know from trial and error.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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I would highly suggest new bearings throughout. Why waste all that time and money to re-use some 150k bearings. Things will set up much nicer too. Besides, unless you have a very good bearing puller (like the clamshell style that can remove them safely) you stand a real good chance of ruining the bearings anyway. The bearings may have to go on and off a dozen times to get everything right, so you stand a pretty good chance of messing them up at some point. That is why they make (or you make) set up bearings.
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just did my rear d35 with G2 4.56 gears and install kit $235 didnt have the wheel bearings so i bought them at autozone for 13 each and 3 for seals plus 2 quarts of mobile 1 lube at 8 each and $412 for a install at a great shop that did it in time and right
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Thanks for useless input. Never said I was doing the work myself, I know someone who will set them up for me, but I haven't had a chance to talk to him about it. Just thought I'd see what other, educated, people suggested so I could get an idea of cost beforehand.
Well anybody that is educated would tell you that you dont reuse 150,000 miles bearings. Buy a master install kit and do it right.
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