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Will this work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. MTBLAZER89

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    Yes, it will. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The biggest thing about setting up R&P as far as tools go, is getting and using the pinion depth tool. These are one of the "necessities" of owning and using to getting your proper depth.
    The dial indicator is equally as important for setting your backlash.

    Get this dial indicator and then try to get the depth tool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif After these tools have been obtained, get some puller tools for bearings and a hydraulic press. Also get some seal/race driving tools, too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool Thanks. Where can I find the pinion depth tool? I have access to the pullers and the presses on the base so thats not a big concern, but they don't have a lot of specialty tools.

    -Brian
     
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    Just start with the shim pack You removed, set it up, and use paste, to check the pattern, check, and add, or remove shim's as needed.

    Or, the Pinion has either a + or a - marked on it for the original shim pack. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    But there is an actual tool for checking pinion depth? Or just marking compound?
     
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    If you use ebay do a search on there. That's where I for one for my 10 bolt. You might check Randy's ring and pinion. I think they sell them. To answer your question, yes there is an actual tool.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I found a dial indicator at harbor freight for pretty cheap, but I can't find this pinion depth tool /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif can somebody give me a link or point me in the right direction. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Oh yeah and the special hub socket for 14bff where can I pick up one of these?

    -Brian
     
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    Online at http://ringpinion.com, or call 1-800-292-1031. That's randy's ring and pinion. They sell them. They sell everything you need to set up almost any axle, and I've always had good luck dealing with them. They've put up with a lot of my dumb questions.
     
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    Using the tool will get you close (as in "this looks good on paper"), but using marking compound will ensure that everything is where it needs to be (as in "this works in the reality").

    If I remember correctly, Randy's site also has some great pictures re: diagnosing marking compound results.

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    Thanks I got the marking compound, and have printed out the install pdf file from Randy's. I got my master install kit too yesterday so I guess I am about ready.

    -Brian
     

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