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Old September 6th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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So I'm needing to install gears in my rear dana 60 and I have no idea how to do it. I'm going to pick up a dial indicator and the install kit soon here so I'm wondering if there is anyone close by me in northern Mi that can come teach me how to do it? I can pay and provide beer and food while ur here, so please let me know if someone can come teach me how to do this.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Need someone to teach me how to install gears come on guys free beer and food plus I'll pay for ur time to get here and back home, my local shop charges 700 to 800 to install the gears and thats me bringing the gears and install kit so I'm not doing that.

PLEASE help me out guys
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Do you have a press?
Have you made set-up bearings?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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Do you have a press?
Have you made set-up bearings?
x2 - you will need these items for sure. You will also want a torque wrench (A dial or beam type to check bearing pre-load and another to tighten bolts) and dial indicator.

Yukon gear has pretty good install instructions available on their website.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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dont have a press, what kinda press do you need?
never done setup bearings
I'm picking up a dial indicator 2moro and yes I have a torque wrench
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700-800$?! for install. I need to raise my prices..a lot haha
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Anyone? If u have a bearing press that I could use, ill do all the work just tell me what to do

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If u were closer I would do it for u. It takes more then one time to learn too its not really something that's easy to teach
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Yeah but I'm pretty quick at learning things like that, id pay for ur gas to get here and back and a little extra if ya do come up let me know
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Yeah but I'm pretty quick at learning things like that, id pay for ur gas to get here and back and a little extra if ya do come up let me know
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It simply doesn't work that way. It isn't really a show you once and you have it kind of process. BTW, the press I use is much like this one....

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There are only a few places that I would feel comfortable setting up gears other than at my own shop. I'm sure most that do gears will feel the same. Its not something you can just pack your wrenches/tools in a box and bring somewhere.

If you run into trouble while doing the setup, you will need quite a bit of tools.
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I just talked to the parts store here and the guy there I know said u can hown out the barriering so they slide on easy then get them set up and have new barriering pressed on there, I also talked to a local guy that knows how and he's gunna show me how to do em then ill have him help when I switch to 5.38 gears so maybe by then ill know how to do it myself

I know there's a lot involved in doing this and I know u need a lot of tools to do it, I'm not just starting out working on shit and don't know a thing I've worked on cars since I was in high school so I understand that this is a job that needs to be done perfect. My garage will be all set up to do this soon here so ill get it done

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I just talked to the parts store here and the guy there I know said u can hown out the barriering so they slide on easy then get them set up and have new barriering pressed on there, I also talked to a local guy that knows how and he's gunna show me how to do em then ill have him help when I switch to 5.38 gears so maybe by then ill know how to do it myself

I know there's a lot involved in doing this and I know u need a lot of tools to do it, I'm not just starting out working on shit and don't know a thing I've worked on cars since I was in high school so I understand that this is a job that needs to be done perfect. My garage will be all set up to do this soon here so ill get it done

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Um..... well alright then. Sounds like you have it covered, I think.
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$700 is nuts for an install. My jeep is currently at the dealership having the rear done and it was $400 in labor.

That being said I've done it once before, and it's worth the $400 to me.
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My dad and I put in a 4.10 gear set in his truck. It was not hard at all. I dont know what all the hooplay is about being hard and whatever. Yes, use your old bearings, hone out the center so they slide with a little effort. This will be done for the pinion. As for the carrier, the kit should come with either shims or the one we got had an adjustable shim. You take it apart and remove/add shims. This sets the carrier left/center/right. You put it all together and use some gear marker. Turn it and find out where your at. Then, adjust accordingly to obtain the proper pattern on the ring gear. Adjustment is accomplished by adding/subtractin shims on the left or right side of the carrier and adding/subtracting shims on the pinion. It may take awhile but its not hard. Look on youtube, there are some good videos of pros/shops that do it and show you ever step. Good luck.
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and installing the pinion bearing can be done with some pipe or a big ass socket. A press in not required. You'll want to hit on the inner part of the bearing.
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I bought my own stuff, dropped it off at a members house in hart, paid $75 and ill pick it up this weekend. I like doing it this way, not buying an expensive press, and spending the time doing it, then hoping to god its right just isn't worth $75 to me.
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Yes, exactly. I love some of the advice in here
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