Bull****. There's plenty of folks around that can give great advice on a gear pattern.
It just may take more than a couple if hours for them to respond on a Sunday afternoon.
Sorry... except for the "extreme novice regear" thread... I haven't seen much on people setting up gears here. I don't look at pirate very often... just seemed more likely to find there.
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Being in the Word... grows your tire size.
Prayer... gains more ground clearance.
Fellowship... Is like having a good spotter.
The more of these you have... the easier it is to get over obstacles in your path.
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I just installed the outer thrust washer and tightened the yoke nut until I reached the preload for setting up, I still need to remove the setup race, install preload shims and check/adjust as needed. For pinion load for taking the pattern, I twisted a towel and wrapped it around the yoke and held it while I turned the carrier with a closed end wrench. That's what worked for me to get the most consistent load for taking a pattern. This is my first time doing this, I think the first axle is the hardest because your learning the mechanics of everything, after that its lots of patience and measuring and developing a feel for how much one shim change changes the tolerances(I've a long way to go yet...writing stuff down as you go is a big help)
We are about in the same boat. I still can't feel my way around the job like some can and I am constantly going through the directions my buddy gave me to make sure I did everything correctly. I'm going to do an empty front 44 when I get the chance. It kind of scares me since I won't have a starting point.
Where did you get your instructions or where you like me and had some hand written stuff?
Originally Posted by jr03
And when you can't find the wrench your holding in your hand, it's time for a break:rofl:
I used http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Gear_Setup/ as well as the writeups here, the novice regear thread and links in there to a couple of D44 regears. Yukon also has a PDF on setup. The two D44 write ups I saw setup around .041-.043 if I remember. Good tools make life easier and less frustrating too. And when you can't find the wrench your holding in your hand, it's time for a break