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Unread 06-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
Devilstoy
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aussie locker install question

i just installed 4:56 gears and an aussie locker in the front of my 97 xj dana 30 , im not a master at gears but i have a good general idea and done em before , and my rear came out great , so my question is , i check everything with the paint and have a good bite and even flo (no problems here ) the back lash was perfect , once i installed my axels and closed everything up the pinion (back lash) feels like it turns a bit more to actually turn the axels , is this because there is more mechanics to actually be turned before the axels turn ? its not a crazy amount of play and its still a bit better then before i took it apart , im just wondering if this is normal because i didnt have this problem when i did my detroit and gears in my rear axel

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Unread 06-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
mdimmick
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Never used an aussie, but with most lockers comes a bit of play. Some more than others. With a Detroit it can be a quarter turn of the driveshaft and still be within spec.
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Unread 06-30-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
red2001tj
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I've got an aussie. It has quite a bit of rotational play in the driveshaft before it engages the axles. It's perfectly normal and due to the cross shaft having some play before it engages the locker.
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