Once you separate the hubs and shafts, you can remove the brake backing plates. See photo on the left This is not an easy task and requires repeated heavy blows from a large hammer with a special tool designed to pull them apart without damage. Eventually if you tempt fate enough times you will lose. While a Dana 60 or Ford 9-inch seemed to be the ultimate answer, many factors went into the decision. In my book this is exceptional customer service and Jay is truly an asset to the company. They were very polite, explaining everything in detail to my wife and I, got me into the shop for work in a day, and then completed the work the same day. Check out the installation section to see the professional assembly of a super stout Dana 44 differential.
If you want the strength Desert Dog Automotive 770 W. Absolutely horrible when it came to receiving parts ordered on line. Dan and the guys at Desert Dog Automotive specialize in all types of Jeep repair from replacement parts to full engine and transmission conversions. So the biggest difference lies in the strength of the housing itself, and the axle tubes. Well the same can be said for going four-wheeling with model 20 two-piece Jeep axles. There are any number of companies that now make 1-piece chromoly axle shafts for the model 20 rear; almost to many to choose. Yukon axles and bearings are top quality and Randy's made it easy to get them.
In 1984 the garage business moved into a commercial biulding adding parts distribution and remaining one of the regions top service shops for differential repair, diagnostics and upgrades. Yesterday February 12th I talked to Jay about two front axles for my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. He called me back three time keeping me updated throughout the morning and the last time to let me know that he was able to get my axles out of the warehouse. As well, ordering a reverse-cut axle pre-built to our specs would set us back at least 2 grand with our tastes in lockers and disc brakes. They do excellent an excellent job of walking you through answers to questions; they'll make suggestions to upgrades; they have some of the best prices around; they also hire knowledgeable people and seem to have a great training program here which must somewhere include a section on how to deal with problems.
What took the experts a little over an hour to do would have taken me a full day or more, and then left me a little leery. If you are doing it in your garage and having someone else press on the bearings it will probably take twice this long. . The company has built a good reputation for quality which results in repeat business as well as gaining new customers each year. These are high quality 4140 cromoly, rolled 29 spline axle shafts. With 20 years of Jeep experience under his belt, we knew Dan would have every thing we would need to make this install go off without a hitch. Differential Repair Work By The Best In The Business.
When I got there, I was already stressed from the horrible morning traffic on I-405. Select Year, Make, Model Above to Find Exact Parts for Your Vehicle. Lower numerical gear ratios allow for higher top end speeds when less force is necessary to turn the wheels. Each batch is then tested and approved by the production team at our quality labs in Everett, Washington. After the housing was declared shipshape, it was thoroughly cleaned and prepped for the new components. Next the pinion shaft was taken to the press and the bearing installed.
Ring and pinion gears for the front and rear end of your vehicle come in a selection of that vary how much torque is applied to the wheels of your vehicle. Expect some of the highest customer expectations on the planet from the day you make the choice to start dealing with them. On my second project dodge 9. Unfortunately it takes a few specialized tools to remove the old axles and press the bearings and seals on the new assemblies. Call us today at 1-800-347-1188, Opt 4 for service, or visit us at ringpinionservice.
Stay tuned we will be installing the rear Dana 44 and doing a spring over conversion at the same time. All of the bearings, seals, and the brake backing plate must be pressed on the new axle at the same time, the instructions show the order of assembly. Installation: The vehicle must be supported by the frame via a lift, or jack stands. While the Staff seems very knowledgeable the orders seems to get messed up. Randy had a set in our hands in no time and we were ready to get them installed. On the other hand, building one from scratch meant expensive machining to have it narrowed to suite our needs, and still ordering a reverse cut center for the 9-inch. Here are some interesting facts about our choices.
Our two manufactured brands are produced at factories with strict tolerances, and according to our precise engineering specifications. Once all the rear brakes are bled, and the tires and wheels are back on it you are finished. I highly recommend Randy's Ring and Pinion. Great company to do business with. Again, we chose Tucson Differential to help us build our stout 44. Follow along in the installation portion and see what it takes to add the strength your Jeep rear end needs.