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Unread 11-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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solid axle swap bearing??

For those of you who have done a solid axle swap. What did you do with the bearing that is just in board of the Cad disconnect?

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Unread 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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My main concern is it won't be being lubricated anymore.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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I haven't done it (I just slid the collar over and locked it in place), but my thought would be to remove that bearing and forget about it... the purpose of that bearing is to support the outer end of the inner shaft.... if you install a 1-piece shaft (TJ/XJ) then there's no shaft end to support at that location... you have the inner (splined) end going into the carrier and the outer end to the U-joint at the unit bearing.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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The "bearing" is actually a plastic bushing.
You can just pry it out with a screwdriver and toss it.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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Even better
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Unread 11-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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just leave it. The TJ or Cherokee shaft is smaller than the bearing. Dont even touch it.
Some are REAL roller bearings and others are these plastic collars with big teeth like a cog. Had both kinds.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #7
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just leave it. The TJ or Cherokee shaft is smaller than the bearing. Dont even touch it.
Some are REAL roller bearings and others are these plastic collars with big teeth like a cog. Had both kinds.
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