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Unread 01-28-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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axle re gear help?

Hello I am just throwing a feeler out there and I was hoping to see if anyone on here knows how to Regear a dana 30 and ford 8.8 from 3.73 to 4.88. I cant really afford it from a shop and also want to learn how to do it! I am willing to pay you for your time and troubles! So anyone let me know

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Unread 01-29-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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I can help on here a bit, nothing serious. I haven't regeared those two specifically, I did my 44 and 9. It's a pretty serious task, but it's not too rough. You got all the tools?

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I can help on here a bit, nothing serious. I haven't regeared those two specifically, I did my 44 and 9. It's a pretty serious task, but it's not too rough. You got all the tools?

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I do not have all the tools
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I do not have all the tools
Oh, dang, I guess online I'm not much help at all. There's quite a few tools you really need. Cost a few hundred at harbor fright, quite a bit more for the real deal...you can, if you like, gut the axle, have a shop pull your bearings and races, grind those down to loose fit, space them, and have the shop press them again...and hope you measured right the first time! But yeah, hopefully someone local with a press can help you out.

Have you opened up the axle yet?

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Oh, dang, I guess online I'm not much help at all. There's quite a few tools you really need. Cost a few hundred at harbor fright, quite a bit more for the real deal...you can, if you like, gut the axle, have a shop pull your bearings and races, grind those down to loose fit, space them, and have the shop press them again...and hope you measured right the first time! But yeah, hopefully someone local with a press can help you out.

Have you opened up the axle yet?

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No I haven't I DD my jeep so if I open it I will have to close and fill it... Someone on pirate can help me out for $200 so I may do that plus I an starting a tub swap soon so I can pull the axles out throw in my buddy's truck drive over learn watch help pay throw then back in the truck re install in the jeep boom good to go
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No I haven't I DD my jeep so if I open it I will have to close and fill it... Someone on pirate can help me out for $200 so I may do that plus I an starting a tub swap soon so I can pull the axles out throw in my buddy's truck drive over learn watch help pay throw then back in the truck re install in the jeep boom good to go
wow, good luck on knocking out both axles in one go.
that would make me nervous, I'd rather be able to have something go wrong. I mean, if he knows what he's doing it is not a long job, but yeah, best of luck.
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wow, good luck on knocking out both axles in one go.
that would make me nervous, I'd rather be able to have something go wrong. I mean, if he knows what he's doing it is not a long job, but yeah, best of luck.
He says he knows what he is doing so hopefully it won't blow up
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Hello I am just throwing a feeler out there and I was hoping to see if anyone on here knows how to Regear a dana 30 and ford 8.8 from 3.73 to 4.88. I cant really afford it from a shop and also want to learn how to do it! I am willing to pay you for your time and troubles! So anyone let me know
check out the following, its the best writeup I've come across

http://www.pirate4x4.com/articles/te...sta/Gear_Setup

I think one key to all this is to make/buy some setup bearings that can be easily slipped on/off.
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check out the following, its the best writeup I've come across

http://www.pirate4x4.com/articles/te...sta/Gear_Setup

I think one key to all this is to make/buy some setup bearings that can be easily slipped on/off.
Thanks for the link man
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how did the regear go? i read that he said he would do both for you in one day. i just did mine again and have done some in the past and it still took me 16 hours. i did do ball joints as well and had a hard time with one seal.
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how did the regear go? i read that he said he would do both for you in one day. i just did mine again and have done some in the past and it still took me 16 hours. i did do ball joints as well and had a hard time with one seal.
Started at 9 finished at midnight
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Started at 9 finished at midnight
thats one long day! he earned his money
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thats one long day! he earned his money
Hahaha yeah and I learned so much
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