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Getting a detroit installed along with an open carrier....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I am biting the bullet and going to get a detroit installed in the 14ff instead of welding it.

    Here is what I was qouted.

    Detroit-$390
    Install-$165
    Shipping for Detroit $20

    Total $575

    Sound reasonable to you guys?

    I know it will hurt me now on the fundage but 2 months from now in Moab I will not even think twice about the $$$.

    I guess I am looking for some "ya go ahead and get it over with" :D
     
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Why pay to have it installed? If you can fog a mirror you can do a Detroit install on a 14 bolt FF.


    Rene
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I agree, do it yourself. :waytogo:
     
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    I have to swap an open carrier in their also. I thought that might require me to have to set the gears back up??
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have that write-up Desert Rat did? I think that's who did it??
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Found it Potent rodent

    Hey I knew it had something to do with a rat :D
     
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    Alright, I just ordered a Detroit and am going to snag an open carrier out of my Brother's 14ff. Now it should be just as simple as swapping my ring gear to his carrier and installing the Detroit? According to the write up link posted i think I can do it.

    Any tips for me?? :ears:
     
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    Thanks:) That's the one I posted called Potent Rodent :D
     
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    Before you pull your current carrier check the backlash. When you install the open carrier and Detroit set the backlash the same as it was. Pinion depth shouldn't be affected by the carrier swap.

    Rene
     
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    Just talked to my Brother and I am the proud owner of a spare 14ff $125 with open carrier :D

    I am going to strip it for parts, what all should I take besides the open carrier, axle shafts, and diff cover :thinking:
     
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    Awesome! Thanks ;)
     

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