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Offline sewerzuk

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 03:35:58 PM by sewerzuk »
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 03:31:22 PM »
Simply great..  This is a great post, the way it should be made...
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 09:34:22 PM »
great write up, thanks. The only reason I don't install a locker in the rear is its a daily driver and price. I've welded the front and would have loved to read this first. thanks again.
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
Thanks for the great info

now get back to work on the unimookie     jk    ;)



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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 10:09:23 PM »
Thanks for the great info

now get back to work on the unimookie     jk    ;)

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I felt bad putting that one pic up where you can see the Vitara gathering dust in the background.  I've been getting a few minutes in on it here and there but things keep getting in the way of me getting some good hours in on it.  Mostly it is just that summer is here and the lure of fresh air and sunshine keeps me out of the shop most of the time.  The whole reason I threw the spool in the back of my Samurai was so that I could hit a few trails this coming weekend  8)
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 10:20:02 PM »
well ok
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 10:32:57 AM »
Tip: I've heard of people using their hi-lift jacks as slide hammers.
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 09:41:45 PM »
What kind of locker did you install?
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 09:49:33 PM »
What kind of locker did you install?

Trail Tough mini-spool

I took a pic of it in the carrier, but it came out blurry so I didn't post it.  Not much to see anyway.

I tested it yesterday...got my samurai up on it's side in a ditch with both driver's side tires completely off the ground.  It worked as expected and I was able to drive out of the semi-flop ;)
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 11:36:26 PM »
I am gonna be installing a lock right locker in the front, besides the drum brakes what is the difference if any from the rear to the front???
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 12:50:30 AM »
None really.  Just make sure you have the right lockright for your SJ-410.
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 09:24:56 AM »
Thanks for the info. I used the TrailTough mini spool in a 95 Geo Tracker rear. I did not have to remove the brake lines. The axles can be pulled by removing the top brake spring. Leave the hub in place; you don't have to remove the axle all the way out.

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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 06:36:39 AM »
Very nice write up!

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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 09:52:59 PM »
awsome post thanks alot now im more confident in installing the mini spool im my sammy .. ill let u know how it goes,, again thanks..keep wheeling
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Re: How to install a locker or mini spool step by step with pics
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2012, 10:16:27 AM »
Few things I do in this process.  I don't know if you touched up on it, but the caps that hold the bearing race and spanner nut need to be marked so you don't mix them up, along with the bearing races.

Something people overlook when putting these together, is that these diffs need load on the bearings.  To acheive this, I tighten the ring gear into the pinion until there is no backlash at all, then give that spanner about another 1/4 turn.  With no backlash, tighten the pinion side spanner until you get .004" - .006"  (suzuki spec is .008, but they tend to last longer with slightly less) backlash, tighten your caps down and make sure you can turn the pinion.  You gotta make sure you have consistent backlash throughout the rotation of the ring gear.