front diff re-gear to 4.88's

Jon Wildsmith Feb 24, 2010

  1. Jon Wildsmith

    Jon Wildsmith Super Moderator Supporter Guru I am in england

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    Looks a bit sorry for itself with the front 'axle' missing

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    Bits tied out of the way

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    Diff in one piece

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    Cover off

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    extension removed

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    carrier ready to come out

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    just the pinion in there

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    new ring gear on carrier

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    the mk3 bearing capture tool

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    I want the bearing as it's only done about 1500 miles!

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    pop this in the press and off it comes

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    Takes about 2 1/2 hours to get the diff off, about 4 hours to regear by the time I've cycled through a few shims and about 2 1/2 hours to put it all back together again.
     
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