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Detroit Install

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBadCad, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. BigBadCad

    BigBadCad 1/2 ton status

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    I'm contemplating installing a Detroit in a 14FF myself and was wondering if I'm about to get in over my head? I consider myself mechanically inclined but inexperienced in installing/changing gears...any input? Should I suck it up and pay a shop?
     
  2. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    Its actually really easy, you can do it with basic hand tools, here check out this link: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/detroit/>Detroit Install</a>

    Leland aka RaisedK5

    "The Voices told me to do it!"
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.coloradok5.com/gallery/albun91>This is what they told me to do</a>
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It's pretty easy. You don't have to mess with setting up the gears again. Just mark the bearing adjusters and count how many turns you back each one off. Drop out the carrier, take it apart and install the locker. Then put it back in and tighten the bearing adjusters back to EXACTLY where they were before you started. Put the cover back on, fill 'er up with fresh lube and enjoy your newfound traction! [​IMG]

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