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Rotating D60 Pinion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChadH82, May 24, 2004.

  1. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    Well the blazer is getting close to running so I'm starting to think about driveshaft now. I need to rotate my pinion on my D60 but I don't have the expertise to cut and reweld the knuckles and remove the axle tubes and rotate the pinion. I want to do things right but is there an easier way to do this? My atlas is clocked as much as possible and I still need to run a CV shaft. Are there and shops in the Oklahoma City area that have done this before?
     
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    You can put degreed shims between the spring pads and springs. Cant go too far though.
     
  3. rodzzilla

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    The only one close that I can think of would be WMS. Not that I have a lot of knowledge w/OK shops. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    OH yeah I almost forgot you may also need different spring plates if you use degree shims underneath. Thanks to them nice two bolts that go straight into the housing rather than a ubolt. DP90K5 makes some really nice ones.
     
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    Whoa... it's been a long time since you have posted here! I think I remember your blazer, didn't you also have a blue Z with a SFA on 38's? What have you been up too lately?
     
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    the only hard part is how the new PS spring pad and studs are done
    make the shop explain exactly how they are going to deal with that area and then decide if you are satisfied with their method
     
  7. bigblazer433

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    I would call custom off road equipment in OKC its right off I-40. I have had them do allot of work for me. Ask for Jerry at 405-943-2673. I think he has done this to his D60 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    If you use A BIG of degree shim, well then there goes your caster.
    The best thing, if you want to rotate it a lot, would be to get it indexed up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. ChadH82

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    Ya that's me... I sold the Z for something more driveable. College kind of took over and got me out of the loop for a couple years. I should be started the Blazer this week. Here's the specs.

    73', 383,400, atlas II, D60, 14 bolt, 39.5 swamps, rockstomper beadlocked wheels, blah blah.

    I have pics if someone can post them. It's kind of embarrassing how shiny it is. It needs some dings.
     

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