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More Rear-End Fun

Today was filled with lots of assembly, measurement, disassembly, re-shim, assembly, measure, repeat. I think I have everything within spec now, and my mesh pattern looks good (to me at least). Tomorrow, I’m going to add an extra 5 thousandths … Continue reading

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Differential Damage

Here is what the differential carrier looked like while still mounted in the housing: The ring-side bearing fell apart as soon as I took the carrier out of the housing.  Here are the bearings and the carrier. Close-up of the rollers.

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Quadrasteer / Dana 60 Rebuild How-To (ring, pinion, carrier replacement)

The rear axle on a Quadrasteer equiped vehicle is a Dana 60.  It is a pretty common unit that was used on the front of many 1 ton trucks in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and some muscle cars in … Continue reading

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We had a Successful Operation

And when I say successful, I’m using it in the same sense Tom Hanks did in the movie ‘The Green Mile’ after they electrocuted that guy without any water on the sponge.  The quadrasteer motor and gearbox block access to … Continue reading

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Quadzilla Repairs

I started the work to remove the rear differential carrier today.  I didn’t get too far though, got started too late.  I did get the wheels off, the spare tire removed, rear tie rods disconnected, parking brake linkage off.  I … Continue reading

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What Gears Should I Use

I need to decide which ring and pinion gears to use. (currently have 3.73) I was thinking I wanted 4.30’s, but now I’m considering 4.56. Conventional wisdom says my gas millage will go down, but I’m not convinced of that. … Continue reading

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