So how much can I leave on....I was thinking about leaving the tires on as well...well, maybe I will pull them off so that its easier to balance the shaft when reinstalling. I need to change the rear axle bearings and seals. Who can give me a run down of whats entailed? UPDATE ** This sucker will not come out. I have blow torched it lightly with a plumber's torch. Slide Hammered it with no luck. Hammered the hell out of it with a screw driver. Tried to pry it out with a crow bar with no luck. Dremel tool is difficult to fit in this area and I am scraed to screw something up. Idea's PLEASE!!!!!