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Unread 10-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #91
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Haha your aussie ships out when I win the lottery .
Well you're no fun.

I can pay shipping if that is the problem.

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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:22 PM   #92
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Gear pattern looks nice . Just curious, why not 4.88s or 5.13s, I mean, you'll be good for 37s soon anyways....
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:30 PM   #93
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I wasn't in the mood for having to mess with regearing the D44 again, its a PITA in comparison to the 9". Besides, I now have a used 5.43 gearset waiting for the 9" for whenever I do go up in tire size
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #94
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Oh and something badass, the new 4.56's used the same pinion shim stack that the 5.43's did, how nice is that.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #95
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Yeah, I hear you, I'm not looking forward to gearing my 44s...... I need to fab a case spreader; you and your 3rd member suck
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #96
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Oh and something badass, the new 4.56's used the same pinion shim stack that the 5.43's did, how nice is that.
Go to 40s FTW!
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:45 PM   #97
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Everyone said you don't need a case spreader, you can pull the carrier with prybars and get the job done. I personally built a case spreader out of an old craftsman jack haha.

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Go to 40s FTW!

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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:48 PM   #98
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Everyone said you don't need a case spreader, you can pull the carrier with prybars and get the job done. I personally built a case spreader out of an old craftsman jack haha.




Don't tempt me
I have always heard doing it with prybars is a bad idea. This is why I haven't installed my ARB yes in the 30. I guess if you are careful.

And you know you want to.

Is thing going to make it to GSW this year?
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Unread 10-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #99
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^^^ I'm thinking some angle iron and all-thread ought to do it, I hope. Tried to pull the carrier out of the 44a the other day, and even with my super-duper-strenght and prybars, it wouldn't budge.....guess it's wedged in there pretty good after my carnage .
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Unread 10-27-2009, 10:59 PM   #100
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dude you need to go read a book or something. backlash is the play between the pinion and the ring gear. there are certain specs that differ between axles and are measured usually with a dial indicator in .000" thats the jist of it. there is alot more to setting up gears. which is prob why you are paying someone a few hundred bucks to do it . i read randys book like 2987 times then took my time and did mine myself as a local shop wanted like 350 per axle...
cool beans. yes, you are correct in assuming why i'm having a shop set the gears and not me. i will be reading up. thanks for the initial help though.

Agitated, sorry to semi hijack for a few posts.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 11:01 PM   #101
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I took my 30 apart without a case spreader and it was a huge PITA. Getting the carrier out wasn't so bad, but you basically had to be the hulk to put that carrier back in there.
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Unread 10-28-2009, 01:21 AM   #102
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Yeah the case spreader made doing everything bearable, but MAN it was under some serious load heh. Kinda scared it would spring out.

I don't know if I'm gettin out to GSW or not yet, I'd love to though!

Tomorrow I'm planning on doing some housing work, adjusting the shock mounts to work for me and do the mounts for the chain limit straps
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Unread 10-29-2009, 05:26 PM   #103
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Doin some more work! And chose a color combo for the axle, should be good.

Started by tearing apart the 44a, she served me well.


Something looks wierd...


Ouch. This puts all potential sales on hold until I can verify the carrier is still good to go.


Banged up, shim still in place


Shim off


Now kids, let this be a lesson not to drive 5 miles on a broken axleshaft, unless you WANT it to make you upgrade


And here are the axle colors together; flat black and a hammered bronzy coppery color. I like it. The centersection, brake brackets and claytons links are going to be that color and the rest will be black.


Parts yum. You can see the colors better here


Had to chop off part of the old shock mounts to orient them differently, how convenient. I found a place to use the part I cut off, as new limiting strap mounts!


Aaand link color vs jeep...not too bad but I don't expect the jeep to stay this color for too much longer.
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Unread 10-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #104
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nice will you be selling your D44a Aussie locker ? If so PM me please

I like the color scheme
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Unread 10-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #105
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i was going to paint my links some other color but then i figured it they are just going to get thrashed so i just sprayed them black lol. looks sweet though. get that axle under there.
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