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    Default Installing Aussie Front Locker

    Here are some pics from the install of the Aussie Front Locker today. Text will be added soon, but I wanted to get the pics up right now.

    We took the jeep to TXPRO 4x4 in Lampasas Texas because the owner, and also a member here, Sean, said that we could install the Aussie Locker there and he would give us a hand if needed.

    Pulled the jeep in, got the front up on jack stands and then removed the tires.

    Took the disc brakes off, then the assembly with the brake pads.

    Removed the axle shafts as someone worked on removing the dif cover and pulled the gears out.

    The gears were pretty tight, so it took some work to try to get them out, but after a few people trying, Sean jumped in and removed them in about 2 seconds. Some swear that they loosened them up, but I think he knew a little secret.

    Got the gears out and headed for a table. Removed the bolts holding the gears together. 11/16th if I remember correctly.

    Pulled the spider gears out and saved them for someone that needed them in the DC area.

    Put some grease on the parts and started to fit them in place. The grease helped the parts hold in position so that we could work with the rest of the pieces

    Once everything was in place, Sean worked with a small flathead screwdriver to ensure the springs were set correctly.

    Bolted everything back together, slapped it inside the dif.

    Cleaned and greased up the end of the axle shafts. The grease supposedly helps push any dirt away as the shafts are inserted and pushed through the seal.

    Put the brake parts back on, slapped the tires on and replaced the dif cover and guard. I think the front dif took about 1 and 1/4 quarts of fluid before it started to leak out the hole.

    So far I don't have any noticeable leaks and I bought some extra bottles of fluid incase we run into problems this weekend.

    I am sure that the other folks there can add more to this breakdown of how the install went, but if you cut out the bullshitting we all did, it may have taken an hour to do from start to putting the dif cover back on.









    Last edited by miljeep; 04-27-2009 at 12:57.

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    nifty! Diffguts!
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    Awesome man. Can't wait till the first trail shots. Now you have no excuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Awesome man. Can't wait till the first trail shots. Now you have no excuses
    LMFAO!!! Damn!!!
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    got this planned for R&R in FEB!!

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    Got one of these waiting for an install. Per the instructions (I was bored one night) it says to make note of the distance between the pinion shaft and the locker for warranty purposes there should be an x amount of distance. Does anyone actually do that? Where can I find the torque specs for the ring gear bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1346 View Post
    Got one of these waiting for an install. Per the instructions (I was bored one night) it says to make note of the distance between the pinion shaft and the locker for warranty purposes there should be an x amount of distance. Does anyone actually do that? Where can I find the torque specs for the ring gear bolts?
    YES!!!! If you call for a warranty claim (I've had to call for three different aussies now), they WILL ask for those measurements!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Dan View Post
    YES!!!!!!
    X2 on the yes! They are easy to set up coreectly, it doesn't take long.

    Of the 3 I have installed/help install, only one (on my CJ Mod 20 rear diff) needed adjusting.

    I actually had to sand a washer down a couple thou, to be within spec.

    I have yet to have any problems with my 2 Aussies.

    My buddy wannajeep had problems, and wore his out early. He didn't get it set up within specs

    Torque specs, gonna depend on the axle. Should be able to find them on the web.


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    cool, now to get you on the trial
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