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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nvrenuf, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I have a set of Spicer drive flanges for my D60, specifically I have 2x spacers / 2x pucks / 2x caps. In some illustrations I have seen a spring between the spacer and puck but I don't have any. Anything good to substitute? Do you have to have the springs?
     
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    all the 60 stuff i have seen in pics has no springs. but i have never had a set of 60 drive slugsapart before. i do know that 10/44 do have springs in them.
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Since I have the spacer I really wouldn't be concerned about it except the illustration with the spacer and spring is from a Spicer parts book. :doah: There isn't a part number for the spring so I may use one from a set of Spicer hubs and see how that works. :dunno:
     
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    My 79 D60 didnt have any springs in it, just the spacers and the flanges. It kinda made getting the flanges a PITA to get out until i remembered that steel is magnetic

    I wouldnt think the springs are required, as I think there was only about 1/8" of movement of the flange between "bottoming out" on the spacer and "topping out" on the end snap ring, and with everything covered in heavy wheel bearing grease, it wasnt going to move on its own
     
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    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Longfield has these springs in their drive flange kit.
    I emailed them wanting to buy only the springs but they say it will not fit my warn slugs :confused:
    I guess they want to sell me a complete kit :crazy:
    So the shipping to me would cost to much for me.
    No springs for me.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    It depends on the drive flanges, but most do not require any kind of spring.
     
  7. Ronnie4wd

    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My warn flanges does not keep the sealant ( :crazy: spellcheck) inside the knuckle tight without the spring.
     
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    I've seen both types on a few D60's before.

    Never saw the spacer and spring on the same axle. It was always one or the other. Don't think it matters which you use.
     
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    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    In my warn kit there was no spacer or spring :confused:
     
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    The '77 K30 I bought had the stock Spicer flanges on it and no springs...can't guarantee it was stock (i.e. springs removed) though.

    I don't think any flanges really "need" the spring, they still work fine without it, but it does hold the seal/dirt shield on the stub shaft tight against the knuckle. On my Mount Logan flanges the puck is held in the snapring then the cap is screwed into the puck which pulls the whole assembly outwards and pushes the seal against the knuckle.
     
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    I have the warn drive flanges and run no spring... It is to keep the slug engaged on the shaft... I have had no issues with them.
    gabe.
     

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