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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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what tools other than a dial indicator/magnetic base do i need in order to install gears and make a proper mesh pattern on my dana 44 and 30? i'll need shims and bearings too, but are there any other parts i may need? thanks
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Torque wrench?
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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just put in what you take out with the old shit and run it.. :tonka:
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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It doesn't matter if you know how to do it or not, just go slow and take your time, it will be fine.........
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #5
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The best tool that I can think of is Fr3dB3ar. I would never do gears without him.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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so, torque wrench is it? i have a 1/2 in drive one, not sure what # range it is though. anything else i may need before getting started?
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The most important thing you need is the knowledge to set gears...... that could be a book/manual, your own knowledge or a Fr3dB3ar.

When are you putting in your gears Kevin?
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so, torque wrench is it? i have a 1/2 in drive one, not sure what # range it is though. anything else i may need before getting started?
You are supposed to have an inch-pounds scale/torque wrench to set the pinion preload, I believe.
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You are supposed to have an inch-pounds scale/torque wrench to set the pinion preload, I believe.
Yep
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Old March 1st, 2007, 01:58 PM   #10
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The best tool that I can think of is Fr3dB3ar. I would never do gears without him.
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inch pound torque wrench for setting pinion preload and side bearing preload.
dial indicator for measuring backlash when you are done, gear marking compound or prussian blue for checking gear pattern, then knowledge of adjusting pattern without messing up your preloads and backlash.....and most of all patience if it is your first time.....an extra crush sleeve or two would not hurt if it is that type of axle, and a press makes bearing removal and install easier, but not needed if you are really careful. hope this helps!
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