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Special tools or know how??

To take a locker out of my rear end and put my open diff back in? I wan to keep teh 4.10s that are in there, unless it is easier to throw the 3.73s with the open diff back in.

dont you have to shim something or something like that?
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when you change the carrier you do have to use shims..
it would be easier to leave the 4.10's in it... cause you dont have to change the pinion gear and bearings!
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well if i get up teh ***** to try this then the locker will be for sell...
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lol..good luck
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what kind of locker is it?
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Dude setting the pinion backlash is a ***** unless you know what you are doing. I hope you have a back-up vehicle just in case.
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if he is just changing the carrier he shouldnt have to mess wtih the pinion backlash
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what kind of locker is it?
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if he is just changing the carrier he shouldnt have to mess wtih the pinion backlash
so all i have to do is pull off my cover and pull out the locker, leave the 4.10s in there and put in the open diff?? its not that easy is it?
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well youll have to take the ring gear out obviously because its bolted to the locker. youll also have to take the wheels and drums off to pop the axles loose. the pinion should be able to stay right where it is.
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Good luck...lol
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its not too hard, id give you a hand if you were closer
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Once your adjustments are changed, which they will be when you pull the carrier, you will have to reshim to get back to an acceptable backlash adjustment and wear pattern. Since you are not pulling the pinion gear, it will be easier to get your wear pattern back, but you will need a dial-indicator to read the amount of play(backlash) between the teeth of the ring gear and pinion gear. Somebody jump in here if I am wrong, but I think you will be looking for about .004 to .008 of backlash. You will be adding or subtracting differant thickness shims to achieve this. I also think a special tool MIGHT be required to help spread things apart to place your shims into position, but maybe not.
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why are you selling your locker ?
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You will need to set backlash. You'll need a dial indicator with a mount. This is simple if you're reusing the same gears - you won't have to mess with pinion depth, etc. Just get another carrier and mount you ring gear to it, set the backlash using shims and you're good to go. Chances are, if you reuse your existing carrier bearings, you won't need to modify the shim packs. BTW, the backlash for an 8.8 is .008" to .014"
Here's a link I had bookmarked that explains everything (w/ pics) very well:
http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/5o...5ohtech001.htmhttp://www.angelfire.com/theforce/5o...5ohtech001.htm
Hopefully this helps. I've done this a bunch of times and it really isn't that difficult - I'm sure you could handle it.
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why are you selling your locker ?
i am taking the lift off my ranger, adn tires, b/c i bought a jeep to wheel adn am making the ranger more DD friendly
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