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#1 rdnckhntr94

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

I have a 2002 Silverado and I need to know what special tools I need to rebuild my rear end for setting backlash and all that other good stuff. I'm even going to drop in a new LSD by Yukon Gear as well as a ring and pinion set by Yukon Gear. Can someone please let me know what specialty tools I need to complete this build, as well as the required torques on everything (Haynes manuals tell you to take it to a dealership :/ ) Any and all help will be greatly appreciated
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

Here's the biggest tip I can give you, if you haven't done it before, take it to a professional! That'll save you lots of $$$ in the long run.
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#3 rdnckhntr94

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Then I would have to pay for the parts that I want, because supposably these factory LSD's are junk in my model truck, plus labor which will total to prob. bout 2000 total. If I were going to do that then I would just buy a rebuilt one from Jasper or somewhere similar
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

Should be able to find all the info you want here. LINK

All tools and specs are listed as well as pictures.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:44 PM

Thats exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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4.88's, K&N, Spin Tech Sportsman 9000, 5000K lows, Hella FF75 fogs (w/ 5000K HID conversion), Cleared Headlights, Anzo USA parks, 05 Tails, Tows (levelled), BullyDog, 7" McGaughy's, 3" PA Body, Dominator II nerfs, 35's on 17's, Energy Suspension Bushings, FAL e-fans, 34" radiator, Dual rear piston calipers, 05+ front brakes, EBC green stuff pads and rotors, Goodridge brake hoses, Hydroboost, Sony HU and mono amp, Polk Audio speakers, dual 12's, "Big 3" upgrade, 200amp alternator, Blue LED interior lights, Weathertech... Want: 37's on 20's, Body Work & Paint Job


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:53 PM

No problem.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:39 AM

Money in the bank, ahead to take it and let somebody that has done several to do this for you. You need some special tools and not know what your doing to cause you to have to re-lick your calf if you don't get it right. That is you could have to pay for the same thing 2 times. I have seen people do this for years. And I laugh when I see them come back for the second set of parts.

But then again I'm just the parts guy....... but I do have all the tools, I just choose not to work on stuff for a living.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:50 AM

I'll pull motors and transmissions any time, but I don't do gears...
you need at least a mentor that knows what they are doing looking over your shoulders. If you screw it up you will be miserable. I took my last truck to a local shop with my own parts and spent $300 for the install. It was well worth it.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

im having the same problem i have never had to deal with a rear end going bad. now i have the money to fix it but not enough to buy new i personaly have put a lot of thought into taking my 10 bolt out and putting a 14 bolt in its place but not sure what problems i will encounter any advice would be appreciated thanks





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