Well, I just joined this site and I need some help. I just put a new clutch in my 82 k5 ( 6.2, 4 speed, 33" A/Ts ) and decided to really try it out. I powershifted from granny low to 1st gear at full throttle and disintegrated the spider gears. First, how do I go about replacing this assembly. Is there any special tools required, is it difficult, etc. Secondly, I think Im going to get a mini-spool to replace the spider gears. Has any one out there done this on a similar vehicle. Supposedly if you drive it right, you wont hurt anything ( so says 4x4 and Off-Road magazine. I need to know what the ring gear size is and how many splines. It is the original axle. Finally, when I put the diff cover and fluid back in, can i drive it temporarily with the front locked in. I appreciate any help you might give me.