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Gear Swap Tools? Anyone?
January 10, 2009
6:08 pm
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I swapped my rear axle a while and now have miss-matched gears between the front and rear. It’s time to change my gears up front to match the rear before the upcoming snow run. I could take it to a shop, but was wondering if anyone in the club has the tools (dial indicator, pinion depth setter, etc to do the swap?

January 10, 2009
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I don’t have the tools or know-how, but I sure would be interested in observing and learning.

I’d like to replace the rear Detroit locker with and ARB. It would be nice to do it myself but, as I said, I don’t have the tools or know-how.

January 11, 2009
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"FAM" wrote: I don’t have the tools or know-how, but I sure would be interested in observing and learning.

I’d like to replace the rear Detroit locker with and ARB. It would be nice to do it myself but, as I said, I don’t have the tools or know-how.

X2. No tools and no clue. But, I am willing to watch and learn as well.

January 11, 2009
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A friend of mine set his own. TJ D44/D30, and he has all the tools. I’ll see if I can borrow them.

A press is also needed, but that’s alot harder to borrow. My only concern would be the timing. He’s up near Colfax, so not just around the corner, and I’m not heading that way in the near future.

I have another friend, with a friend that just closed his shop and might be doing side jobs. I don’t know him well enough to ask to borrow tools.

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January 11, 2009
5:56 pm
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Thanks Dan. It’s been about 20 years since I’ve done a gear swap, but I remember it not being all that tricky. It’s similar in complexity to changing a head gasket, but it definately takes the right tools.

January 12, 2009
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i just did my 44 rear and lp30 front, i have a dial indicator, bearing separator,inch pound torque wrench, and a few more things. but no press. i managed without it. i don’t have a case separator either.
i could let you borrow them.

January 12, 2009
7:17 am
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i also have some digital calipers, and a foot pound torque wrench. i have a list of stuff that i used when i did mine, maybe it will help you get the parts togther ,besides the stuff already mentioned :
brass punch
seal installer
antisieze
red loctight
rtv
gear oil
set up bearings
master install kit(some people dont bother when doing the front) just use the old stuff, but might a least need more shims
yellow pattern grease
seals
break cleaner
pb blaster
and more?
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