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Old 02-06-2019, 09:01 AM   #401
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Looking good Greg, especially the diff!

My car is hooking up better w/ the 300 treadwear tires, I'm starting to get concerned w/ the stock axles.
Thanks, I'm sure my car will never make enough power to strain the 12 bolt lol

But its there if I do
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:13 AM   #402
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Got my axles yesterday.

As expected, I have to space out 1 caliper (driver) to get the spacing correct. Better than being to short, can't bring the caliper in.

Went ahead and got them installed. And Diff cover installed, I initially had cranked the girdle bolts really tight. Then later noticed the instructions laying in floor, glad I picked them up an looked. 10 ft/lbs max or it will distort the bearing cap causing failure... whooo.. glad I didn't leave it way it was. I would have been miffed to tear up bearings after having as much struggle getting the thing done as it is. Changed the bolts the cover came with to Stainless allen heads, looks nice. Unfortunately it was a $26 decision no one can see

I wanted to wrap everything up last night. But brake pads are about an 1/8" to thick. So I need to do some research and see if I can come up with a different pad. Still hoping to install this weekend. Provided I can get small details figured out tonight/tomorrow.

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Old 02-06-2019, 12:16 PM   #403
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Man must have a thick ring gear to have that much offset.

This is what happens when you torque the girdle too tight, oblonged the races. I'd ran them down a little tighter than instructions said and ran jam nut w/o holding on to the bolt thinking tighter is better.. Once you torque them make sure you keep a wrench on the bolt when you're tightening up the jam nut otherwise it'll creep, didn't think it mattered that much. Also might put a little teflon paste between jam nut and cover to keep fluid from seeping out. Learned all that on the 6.5ben blazer.



Could you run figure 8's with the pad's face on some 60/80 grit to thin them down?
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:31 PM   #404
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Thanks for heads up.

It did mention doing some thread seal. And I didn't.

I think ill run that bolt out and thread seal it, and re-torque
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:53 PM   #405
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No problem. It's fresh on my mind because I thought my girdle studs were leaking, sealed them up again with teflon paste. The cover is either cracked or has become porous. Adding it to the list..
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:34 AM   #406
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Went on a search for some thinner brake pads, had Oreillys order me 3 sets and Al's order 1. I ended up with about 3 different widths. ranging from .683 to .623. So I picked the thinnest of the options. and went home to button it up. After realizing 1 side caliper fit nice and easy and other didn't, I ended up digging into caliper to check it out. Had lots of dirt in bore, so I cleaned it up and looks like a little scarring but nothing super severe. I can't get piston installed back by hand. So I'm gonna go ahead and rebuild both sides for peace of mind. I don't want to install it all and bleed brakes just to end up taking it all back apart to do something I should have done from beginning.

So that having to wait till I get caliper kits tonight. I went ahead and jerked old rearend out. Got new one wrestled in by myself. Everything is bolted up just not torqued down. Thought I was really prepared, but somehow forgot to get new U-joint ubolts. So another thing on parts store list.

I have all those parts waiting to be picked up after work, so hopefully this evening I can get the calipers rebuilt and installed and button up the rest.


Side note, I found the cons to driving a spool on street all the time... Destroyed my driver side rear tire. its into wear bar hard. And it was at least 80% tread tire this spring. So another $200 hit I didn't see coming.

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:26 AM   #407
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3 trips to parts store last night, I assumed the yoke for the ujoint used U-bolt style clamp, hadn't even crossed my mind that it was a strap style... oh well. Easy fix.

Got my calipers both cleaned up and rebuilt. and installed. Torqued all bolts down, filled with fluid. Pretty much wrapped up and done except for bleeding brakes.

1 thing I did notice which sucks, is driveshaft hits the V-bands on the X-pipe and won't come out without dropping it, and at full suspension droop will hit them too... That's a bummer.


I assumed I would need to run a small spacer to get my wheels back on, but nope. Nice amount of room on both sides.

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Old 02-08-2019, 12:27 PM   #408
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Very nice! Burnouts for funzies!
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:51 PM   #409
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Very nice! Burnouts for funzies!
Unfortunately, 400hp LT1 won't do it. Probably need another 100hp to do some ok burnouts.

Wagon has a lot of weight on rear/ overhang. It leaves good from a dig consistently lol
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:22 AM   #410
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1. Stop
2. Bring steering wheel to lock on either side
3. hammer right foot on the loud pedal
4. funzies.

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