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post #16 of 20 Old 07-22-2010, 01:42 AM
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I would have to blame the installation!
If those are "Superior Gears" it's highly doubtful they were faulty.


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post #17 of 20 Old 07-22-2010, 01:43 AM
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I would make sure that nut is on the rear is tight, it should be torqued to at very least 170lbs and the flange should have very little, if any movement. I had to use around 210lbs to get mine back to spec. Also make sure they used the red (perma)? lock-tight

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I would make sure that nut is on the rear is tight, it should be torqued to at very least 170lbs and the flange should have very little, if any movement. I had to use around 210lbs to get mine back to spec. Also make sure they used the red (perma)? lock-tight
Thanks for that info. Im going to check this weekend when I get some free time..

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post #19 of 20 Old 07-22-2010, 11:56 AM
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"I did in fact... I was only charged 200 for front and rear install, plus lockers."
Sorry to say this in retrospect - you got what you paid for...when the going rate for install labor, gears and master install kit is running around 700 to 1000 per axle...a red flag should have gone up. Something has to give, or as they say, "When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
Truly sorry you have to go through this, but please let others use this as a learning tool and not as a bash to you. The photos show the picture of what can happen with a bad install because the gears are probably not the cause of this, bad preload, reuse of crush sleeve, improper torque or improper shimming might be, I am not a qualified forensic mechanic...hope all goes well and you get back on the trail again soon! Keep us posted...

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"I did in fact... I was only charged 200 for front and rear install, plus lockers."
Sorry to say this in retrospect - you got what you paid for...when the going rate for install labor, gears and master install kit is running around 700 to 1000 per axle...a red flag should have gone up. Something has to give, or as they say, "When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
Truly sorry you have to go through this, but please let others use this as a learning tool and not as a bash to you. The photos show the picture of what can happen with a bad install because the gears are probably not the cause of this, bad preload, reuse of crush sleeve, improper torque or improper shimming might be, I am not a qualified forensic mechanic...hope all goes well and you get back on the trail again soon! Keep us posted...
The guy normally charges a lot more. It was a friend of my buddies back in SA so he gave me a hook up since he wasnt doing anything. I dunno... at this point I can blame everything and nothing. All I know is I have to order some new gears, and hopefully not a new locker...

Ill be working on it quick cause winter is right around the corner to not have 4wd up here lol

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