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Post Swapping diff internals
I pick up a steel diff for my Vit this morning from someone breaking a GV locally, but I need to put my internals in it as it has 4.3:1 r&p's, and mine has 5.21:1 r&p's in it.
Do I need a special tool to swap the internals over, to set the backlash or something, or is it a case of just undoing the clamps and taking it out of my housing, and then reversing the process to put it back in the steel housing?

Cheers for any help, can't wait to get the truck back on the road.

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
Honestly, Your best bet is to get someone like Rockwatt to do it for you. Especially as I know you got a bargain on the diff! :))

Swapping a diff: You need the back lash BEFORE you remove the diff, you need to prelaod the Pinion bearings after you've set the pinion depth, the re-set the backlash once it's all assembled whilst preloading the main carrier bearings.

I've done it once. I'm swapping ratios, and will not be doing it for a second time.

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Cheers Steve, sounds like my best bet is to get someone else to do it. What ratio you going for, seems I have some 4.3:1 r&p's for sale.

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
x_x I won't admit to having rebuilt a few diffs using the "waggle method" then...

i.e. it feels right... Stealth's done a good few thousand miles since rebuilding both diffs myself after fitting the rear Lockright (pinnion not removed though, just stripped the inards and fitted Lockright) and the front LSD (pinnion and crown wheel all replaced into a steel casing, and combined with the LSD).

Not quite so critical on the front if you've got free wheel hubs on and only use the front diff offroad at slow speeds?...

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
Thanks for the input Dave. I think if I were a littler further down the path of learning to do all the mechanic stuff myself, and had somewhere decent to work on bits, then I'd give it a go myself. As it is, I think I'll be ringing the man and asking him to do it. Got the diff for a song, so don't mind paying a bit to have it done, if only for my piece of mind.
I want a LockRight, too, but I need to save up some more for that.

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Yup, Rockwatt's ^:)^ your man then :-bd

I entrusted my transfer box to him to fit the crawler gears, as I didn't fancy doing that either...

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
Got a aset of 4.6s here waiting to go in. Hoping to get my gearing a bit more sensible!!

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
I got the elusive Rob Storr to do mine , but have also assisted with a few waggle method fitments with Dave. Once to feel the slack you can replicate it, it handy to have a spare standard diff sitting around to to get the feel off whilst your doing it.

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Richie wrote:
I got the elusive Rob Storr to do mine , but have also assisted with a few waggle method fitments with Dave. Once to feel the slack you can replicate it, it handy to have a spare standard diff sitting around to to get the feel off whilst your doing it.

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It's been a while since you've been round and waggled my flange... 8-}

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Post Re: Swapping diff internals
Backlash is easy enough, it's the pinion pre-load that got me. :shootme:

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