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Old 01-09-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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I plan on swapping my ring and pinion swap on my differential and need these two tools. Since this is going to be a one time use, I don't want to add to the project cost by buying these tools, if I can help it. If you have these and don't mind letting me borrow them (there might be a helping me out reward ), please let me know. I am in southern california so locals are preferred but I will, of course, pay for shipping both ways if I can't find someone local.

I am out of town for the rest of the month, so I am not in a terrible hurry for these. Total turn around time should not exceed two weeks. Thanks in advance!!
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anyone? If I can't borrow them, where is a good source to buy some?
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I can ship you an 0-1, can't help on the 7-8.
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Think Harbor Freight tools are good enough for this job? I love how cheap their tools are but I'm nervous to use a $15 meter on a $800 lsd.
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I don't have a problem with harbor freight tools. I buy from them all the time and, while they might not be passed down to my kids, they do the job. I actually looked at harbor freight and couldn't find what I was looking for. The 0-1" and the stand are within my price range

Think this would work for the other one? http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47260
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mcmaster carr sells the tools as well
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yeah, but those are $$$$ and it seems they only go up to 6"
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Most tranny/diff shops only charge $100 to set the backlash and everything. Might be worth the insurance.
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true, but then I wouldn't learn anything

And I probably won't be able to find anyone here to do it for that price. When I changed out my clutch, I couldn't find a reputable shop in 20 miles that would resurface my flywheel for less then $100.
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Guess i'm lucky to live where i do then. Lots of stuff is cheap here like that. FWIW, i would buy the tools myself as well. I figure for $100 i can get the tools and be setup myself for any future swaps.
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I agree, I called a few shops and they were asking $300-$400 for the install, even though I have the carrier taken apart and everything.
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after calling around, nobody wants to work on this thing. Even if I put everything together, they still either won't do it at all, or they estimate a $300 bill...
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I dont remember the manual suggesting a 0-1" mic, but you do need a dial indicator. THOSE are cheap at mcmaster.

Frankly though, you dont need the 7" one. Make yourself a fixture out of a flat piece steel that has a large C-shaped opening for the 7.031" (7 and 1/32) and grab a set of feeler gauges to get down to 7.003". You can make it with a normal vernier caliper.
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