front diff re-gear to 4.88's

Jon Wildsmith

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Feb 24, 2010
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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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