Detroit Locker inside.....Install questions

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  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks to Tim's Offroad for locker, bearings, seals, & ring bolts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I feel like I'm entering a new level of the off road driving experience. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    So basically how hard is it going to be to install this bad boy?
    FYI: It's a C-type locker for a 12bolt.

    I guess my biggest concern is wether or not I'm going to have to set up the gears again. I haven't read the instructions yet (too impatient). Can I leave the pinion be and just bolt the ring gear on with the same shims that were on the old carrier?

    Also, has anyone ever heard of using a piece of paper to set up gears?
     
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    I guess my biggest concern is wether or not I'm going to have to set up the gears again. I haven't read the instructions yet (too impatient). Can I leave the pinion be and just bolt the ring gear on with the same shims that were on the old carrier?

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    that will get you close, if not correct. just check the pattern adjust acordingly. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Well I just read the instructions, and they make it seem real simple.

    *Just measure from here to here on the stock carrier.
    *Move everything to the detroit.
    *Measure from here to here.
    *Figure out the difference.
    *Install shims to accomodate.
    *Put the Detroit in.

    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifNow if only it will actually go that smoothly. /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

    Any other "things to look out for"?
     
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    Double check your backlash and run the pattern just to make sure. You never know what you're going to get.

    Thanks for the props, and take pictures! I need pics of my customer's trucks for the soon to be released Tim's Offroad website. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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