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Scored some new axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by seattle73k5, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    First of thanks scrappy88 for some great looking axles. but this is my first set of 14 blt ff and D60 so I have a question to asked more so to make myself feel better about spending so much money.

    The gears in the rearend were put in by a shop, but I can move the pinion yoke 1/8 to 1/4 turn before it engages with the axles, is this normal?

    Everything on this rearend is new from the detroit locker to the 4:88 gears to the bearings and seals and the rear disk brake set up.....seems no expense was spared. Got a heck of a deal I think but I am new to 4x4's so what do I know :o

    Any thoughts would be great...here is some pics of the axles in question

    http://files.ce20.net/14bff/14bff.htm
     
  2. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If there is that much play between the ring and pinion... that's pushing it.

    However, my guess is that you're talking about all the slop in the Detroit. It's quite common for a Detroit to have 1/4-3/8 turn before it engages.
     
  3. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    its normal, don't know if it is good or not but none the less normal
     
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    My detroit does that also. Dont sweat it.
     
  5. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    its normal you have to have some slop, i have seen way more than any 1/4" slop in an axle and it ran fine

    see it all the time

    good luck
     
  6. scrappy88

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    Here's a closeup of the gear pattern after they did the install:

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    Looks just like it should. I think that is the detroit causing the slop. At first I thought it was the backlash. With the redline oil that's in that rear end you may not even be able to hear or feel the ring and pinion teeth contacting.

    Can't wait to see those beasts installed :thumb: :thumb:
     
  7. resurrected_jimmy

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    damn....that pattern is better than good, its perfect
     
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    Pattern is a little deep but it should be ok. Just run it around the block and if it is so hot that you cant hold your hand on the pumpkin then something is wrong.
     

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