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gear/locker installation... b4 axle swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, its a noob question... but I was wondering if there was any reason why I couldn't have my new front D60 regeared and have the detroit installed before I actually swap the axle into my rig. It'd be most convenient for me to take the axle to a shop, have them do that poop, and then install the whole thing myself... any reason why this might cause probs? No idea why it might... but then I'm not a axle guru either. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

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    Its usually cheaper if you bring the axle into the shop. Makes it easier on them. I've been calling around for prices on gear swaps and half the shops ask if the axle is on the truck. Takes a chunk outta the labor charge.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, thats what I was thinking... cool deal. Is there any way I could cut down on labor time any more? I dunno, maybe by removing the carrier/gears that are in there now? Anything that would trim down on time would prolly help... Moab is coming, and I need all the $$$$ I can for gas and parts. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

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