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R&P & Detroit Locker Install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chiefheaphy, May 3, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have any good links for this install.

    Which specialty tools are essential and witch can I do without?

    Anything in particular to keep in mind?
     
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    Helpful to know which axle.

    -- A
     
  3. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    Woops

    60 Front
     
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    Check the tech section on Pirate. Look for the D60 bible & a writeup on setting up the gears.
     
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    yeah Billavista's D60 tech bible is AWESOME....
     
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    Are you replacing the gears too or just installing the locker? It is easier if you don't have to set the pinion depth.

    I would remove the bearings and shims from the old carrier first. Then install the shims on the detroit the same way they were on the old carrier and then put on new bearings. Bolt it all up and check your gear pattern and backlash. You might luck out and have it work out the first time. If not you will have to mess with the shims until you get it right.

    Tools would be a dial indicator with magentic base and a way to check the thickness of the shims. You also need a bearing seperator.

    If you are putting in a new pinion you need a pinion depth tool.

    I think Randy's has some more indepth instructions on their website in a .pdf format.


    Here is a link to randys with some good info!

    http://www.ringpinion.com/HowTo.aspx
     
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    yeah im throwin in 5.38s and Locker
     

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