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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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has anyone attempted installing their ring and pinion? or know of a write up about it

im lookin for a step by step write up install of the ring and pinion in the differentials? i know its hard to do and everyone says to pay a mechanic to do it, but i just want to see what is all involved in it. Im just interested

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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Here ya go from Randy's Ring & Pinion website... http://www.ringpinion.com/Content/Ho...lation_Kit.pdf
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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Gear_Setup/
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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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i would love to someday try and do this to my tj myself. by someday i mean in about 2 years when my tj is paid off and i get a new one (jk probably) so this one can become a project. i understand that a lot of folks on here would have you take it to a mechanic and because they have the tools specific to this type of job, but learn by doing i guess. plus in 2 years maybe i'll have a garage i can keep it in and take my time doing it.

again, i understand that this is a complicated procedure, but hell its my jeep and would love to give a go.


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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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it isnt really a complicated procedure, its just a precise one.
Something can be off by a fraction of an inch and be a big problem

If you are willing to experiment and risk messing something up, go ahead. Ive been contemplating it myself, but am not sure the risk outweighs the money saving. however, as many places charge upwards of 500 an axle, it may be worth a shot to do at home
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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:45 PM   #6
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a buddy of mine just did it and another buddy of mine has done it - they said it's not too difficult, but it takes time and patience plus you need the proper tools - I'm going to do it myself if I ever decide to change my gears again
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Unread 11-30-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys, exactly what i wanted
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Unread 11-30-2007, 01:47 PM   #8
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That pirate4x4 one is well written...it was a bit over my head though.

I successfully regeared an 8.8, but I read that the dana 30 requires a preload deal, and just paid a professional to do it...I really would like to learn how to do it.
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the pirate writeup is the best i found. i just got my gears in to do the front.

i originally wanted to do it myself and had read everything i could find but i talked to a few family members in the industry and they really went into depth about it with examples and horror stories of what theyve done/seen. its way too precise for me. they also said i might have to keep pressing the bearings in, test fitting, and pressing them out to reshim. that scared me since i dont have a press so i decided im gonna find a shop to do it. still shopping for the right guy tho. gotta make sure they know what theyre doing with gears.
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the pirate writeup is the best i found. i just got my gears in to do the front.

i originally wanted to do it myself and had read everything i could find but i talked to a few family members in the industry and they really went into depth about it with examples and horror stories of what theyve done/seen. its way too precise for me. they also said i might have to keep pressing the bearings in, test fitting, and pressing them out to reshim. that scared me since i dont have a press so i decided im gonna find a shop to do it. still shopping for the right guy tho. gotta make sure they know what theyre doing with gears.
That's what set up bearings are for,old bearings that have been honed out a bit to slip on and off. Started out by helpinbg, then doing a bit, then on my third axle did it all, but had the benefit of very knowledgeable guy watching over my shoulder, still wouldn't tackle solo, but getting close.
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Unread 11-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #11
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I got this DVD:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rebui...6177QQtcZphoto

It is very informative. It helped me a lot just to see a video in addition to the write-ups. If I get the money together I'm gonna give it a shot between Christmas and New years.
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Unread 11-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #12
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the pirate writeup is the best i found. i just got my gears in to do the front.

i originally wanted to do it myself and had read everything i could find but i talked to a few family members in the industry and they really went into depth about it with examples and horror stories of what theyve done/seen. its way too precise for me. they also said i might have to keep pressing the bearings in, test fitting, and pressing them out to reshim. that scared me since i dont have a press so i decided im gonna find a shop to do it. still shopping for the right guy tho. gotta make sure they know what theyre doing with gears.
I've heard a little trick - hog out your old bearings and use them until you get your shims set, then when everything is good you press-on your new bearings
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Unread 11-30-2007, 10:29 PM   #13
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Dana44- set up bearings help.
Dana35- you don't need set up bearings unless you like wasting money.
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