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Unread 11-26-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Regearing - Which parts to replace?

Hi Guys,
I want to regear my X to 3.73. Rear axle is D44, Front is D30.
Do I need to replace the Carriers?

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Unread 11-26-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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no you dont need to change the carriers just to regear, they sell gears for your dana 30 and dana 44
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Unread 11-27-2007, 06:13 AM   #3
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are you doing it yourself? if not, just have the shop buy the stuff they need. or tell you what manufacturer they use. more than one person has had problems with gears. installer says it's a bad gear set, manufacturer says it was a bad install....
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Does a person need special pullers to chage gears or do all the parts slide out after the axles or removed?
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Does a person need special pullers to chage gears or do all the parts slide out after the axles or removed?
Sounds like your not sure what your doing, I wouldn't touch the gears. If not set-up precisely they will be permanently damaged.
And yes, special tools are required to properly setup the gears.
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Sounds like your not sure what your doing, I wouldn't touch the gears. If not set-up precisely they will be permanently damaged.
And yes, special tools are required to properly setup the gears.
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I can work on motors and pretty handy around alot of things on a vehicle, but I will not touch gears. Need special tools, guages to check clearances, etc... They are not complex, but you must be very precise which makes it difficult to get right for a novice.
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Sounds like your not sure what your doing, I wouldn't touch the gears. If not set-up precisely they will be permanently damaged.
And yes, special tools are required to properly setup the gears.
I am not actually doing it. I am just curious how it works.
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Unread 11-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #8
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order your gears from Northridge. Tell them what you are doing. Most likely all you need to order is the gears and an install kit. You do not need to order a rebuild kit with the new gears.
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I am not actually doing it. I am just curious how it works.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/articles/te...sta/Gear_Setup
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3.73?

That is the lowest I have heard of anyone wanting to regear to... seems pretty low for the money that will be put into it. Just a thought, but you might want to consider something a bit taller if you are putting money into it.
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That is the lowest I have heard of anyone wanting to regear to... seems pretty low for the money that will be put into it. Just a thought, but you might want to consider something a bit taller if you are putting money into it.
You mean that is a pretty high/tall gear for the money, and he should re-gear lower.
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You mean that is a pretty high/tall gear for the money, and he should re-gear lower.



Yeah... I meant numerically low...

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That is the lowest I have heard of anyone wanting to regear to... seems pretty low for the money that will be put into it. Just a thought, but you might want to consider something a bit taller if you are putting money into it.
I know that most people put 4.88 and more.
But I beleive thatfor me 3.73 would be enough for crawling and good for highway.
(Northbridge has only 4.88 and numerically high).
So If anyone changed from 3.21 to 3.73 and higher, I would like to know if a carrier has to be replaced, or just the Ring & Pinion.

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Unread 11-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #14
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Nice link SecondTJ. Does a great job of explaining the intricacies. The way the curved teeth actually don't mesh all at once is one thing out of many within the link that I did not realize. It is in no way a job I would ever tackle now that I have read about it. To much consequence of error. I will stick to changing oil, belts, brakes and the like.
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I have been a technician for 18 years. 4 of them at a four wheel drive shop and I still have someone else do my gears.....
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