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Old 03-22-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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so my rear end isnt in the greatest shape so i bought a kit from LRS
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is this everything i will need? the cars the same one in my sig...just wanted to make sure ill be spinning both tires...
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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that should be everything ya need minus tools. i donno if ya have done gears before or are doing them yerself but heres a little list. a viener caliper, dial indicator, i like them w/ a magnetic base, and an inch lb dial gauge torque wrench, bearing puller. plus yer normal hand tools to take it apart and reassemble

also you will only be spinning both tires if you have a trac loc or another type of limited slip carrier
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well its a stock rear end as far as i know...did the lx come wit it? if not got an reccomendations? dnt want one wheelers lol
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You will also need a trac-lok rebuild kit. If you want to completely overhaul the rearend get a set of axle bearings and seals as well.
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so i need to buy a trac-lok kit or the lx came with one and i can buy a re-build kit?
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clutches for thew trac loc are what you need = 60-80 bucks depending on where you buy them
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so i dnt need the whole unit? just the clutches? also i was thinkin get sum new axles while im at it..any recomendations on that?
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so i need to buy a trac-lok kit or the lx came with one and i can buy a re-build kit?
look at the tag on your rear end if it says something like 2L73 (just made up numbers) on the second line then its a trak lok. If it says 2 73 then it is gonna pull one-wheel wonders. Hope that helps.
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all 8.8 rears in the late foxes had trac-lok diffs.... i still have yet to figure out why people think otherwise
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so i dnt need the whole unit? just the clutches? also i was thinkin get sum new axles while im at it..any recomendations on that?
if what you are trying to correct is the one wheel peel, clutches will solve that
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