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    Has anyone installed axle tube seals?

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    They suck good luck
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    its really not that difficult,and no luck involved considering we have access to the hobby shop. Key is attention to detail and procedures. Are we talking front or rear or both.
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    my hobby shop did not have the seal tool so with out that tool they do suck
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    Which tool,remove or install?
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    install are we talkin about the seal that is down the tube in the end of the pumpkin
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    I changed one on my 8.25 without a special tool. The toughest part was removing the locker to pull the axle. The seal was pretty easy.
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    These, they prevent me from having to change diff fluid everytime I drive through a river.
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    Those shouldn't be bad Don. Just need to pull the front unit bearing and axles.


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    Those are as simple as pulling your axles.
    The only thing holding me back from doing them is that you're suppose to wait 24hrs after install to allow the rtv to dry.
    Although I imagine they'd help extend the life of your inner seals.
    Here's a good write up if you haven't seen it yet:

    http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/usaseal/usaseal-1.htm

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