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Old 02-01-2014, 06:49 PM   #36
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Ok, lets think about that right now. Lets talk to all of the Forum folks and tell them they can install their own gears, just shim them its easy....??

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If you have a car you care about, and drive and need reliability; I picked the best gear specialist in town, just happened to also work at my dealer.

If I get the '84 4-eye Fox, I will take up 89's idea and do half the work myself and the speed shop the other.

If shimming is so easy, not an art or skill for the "gear specialist"; why do some cheap gear jobs make noise, whine, and later on are worn out?
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Put them in yourself! It really is not hard just take your time shim it right no worries .
Not to mention you have backlash to set, pinion depth, most people don't have a bearing press or a socket big enough to set your pinion rotating torque... yeah just install them yourself, what could go wrong!
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Put them in yourself! It really is not hard just take your time shim it right no worries .
If only it really were that easy. Forget measuring backlash and the fact that the pinion bolt need like 400 foot pounds. Oh, and forget proper tooth patterns rite...lol. let's not make people think that changing gears is just so easy. Yes, its not hard provided you have the tools and mechanical know how. But there is no chance in hell that the average shade tree mechanic can do it properly without messing it up a couple times first which could get expensive. Most people dont even realize that there is an average 500 mile break in period and that you have to run an additive for break in. Then change it again without the additive.
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Lol, why are people so afraid to learn something? Wow you people so worried it's all taking measurement a press is handy . A tool to measure back lash is not all that expensive. Set pinion depth then grease up the gears set back lash by shimming up. Seriously it's not as hard and scary as you think . Yes it can be screwed up if you don't take your time check everything closely. NO everybody not going to do it but most of you back yard mechanics as you say could do it in a day . Do you do any of your own work on your cars? It's all the same do your homework then it's bolts and torquing measuring and putting on fluid. Good night .
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Lol, why are people so afraid to learn something? Wow you people so worried it's all taking measurement a press is handy . A tool to measure back lash is not all that expensive. Set pinion depth then grease up the gears set back lash by shimming up. Seriously it's not as hard and scary as you think . Yes it can be screwed up if you don't take your time check everything closely. NO everybody not going to do it but most of you back yard mechanics as you say could do it in a day . Do you do any of your own work on your cars? It's all the same do your homework then it's bolts and torquing measuring and putting on fluid. Good night .
Glad you can install them yourself, I did my own gears with assistance. Most people aren't gonna drop $200 on a set of tools just to install gears one time. Plus it's nice having a warranty.
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Lol, why are people so afraid to learn something? Wow you people so worried it's all taking measurement a press is handy . A tool to measure back lash is not all that expensive. Set pinion depth then grease up the gears set back lash by shimming up. Seriously it's not as hard and scary as you think . Yes it can be screwed up if you don't take your time check everything closely. NO everybody not going to do it but most of you back yard mechanics as you say could do it in a day . Do you do any of your own work on your cars? It's all the same do your homework then it's bolts and torquing measuring and putting on fluid. Good night .
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Talking about gears, redline royal purple or¿ for the diff
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Talking about gears, redline royal purple or¿ for the diff
I went with Royal Purple in mine
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I went with Royal Purple in mine
Thinking about it, haven't found any redline
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Thinking about it, haven't found any redline
If you want to go really expensive I've had buddies highly recommend Amsoil
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If you want to go really expensive I've had buddies highly recommend Amsoil
More expensive than.royal purple¿
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More expensive than.royal purple¿
Not sure to be honest. My buddies went in together on a case of oil, I think it was 8 or 10 quarts, and spent like $140
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Ive seen amsoil go for around the same price. I think O'Reilly's had both for around 16.99 a bottle IIRC. But this was a few months back
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Not sure to be honest. My buddies went in together on a case of oil, I think it was 8 or 10 quarts, and spent like $140
that's not a bad price
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Not sure to be honest. My buddies went in together on a case of oil, I think it was 8 or 10 quarts, and spent like $140
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Ive seen amsoil go for around the same price. I think O'Reilly's had both for around 16.99 a bottle IIRC. But this was a few months back
Pretty cheap, vato zone has royal purple for 23$.

I went to a bike dealer and asked for redline. Got asked what was it going in then the dude told me I should stick to car oil, then told em it was for a diff. I think he though I was gonna change my motor oil
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