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Old 10-22-2008, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OTC carrier bearing puller

Anyone have or use one these? I know it's not the super-bitchin' clamshell type, but I don't have the need to setup axles everyday.... just the occasional axle here and there over the years.
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Probably pulled over 1000 carrier bearings with that style puller. The only problems are:

1. Getting under the bearing far enough to reach the inner race - sometimes you need to grind the "feet" of the pullers to make it work. Then they tend to break...so buy extras.
2. On tough bearings the puller may spread under pressure - I've used a simple c-clamp to prevent that with good success.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same basic puller, but a Snap-On. Ron is right on with his assessment.
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Probably pulled over 1000 carrier bearings with that style puller. The only problems are:

1. Getting under the bearing far enough to reach the inner race - sometimes you need to grind the "feet" of the pullers to make it work. Then they tend to break...so buy extras.
2. On tough bearings the puller may spread under pressure - I've used a simple c-clamp to prevent that with good success.

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I have the same basic puller, but a Snap-On. Ron is right on with his assessment.
What is both of your experiences with using it on a D60? Were you able to get under the bearing without doing a bunch of grinding on the feet?
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If you add a splitter to that combo, you can very easily do all your bearings on your 60.

You want a good sized one. Around 6 inch.
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If you add a splitter to that combo, you can very easily do all your bearings on your 60.

You want a good sized one. Around 6 inch.
Thanks... I already have a splitter and 20 ton press, so the pinion bearings won't be a problem. I just need a puller for the carrier bearings.
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Nice.

The splitter is usually hand on the carrier as well. Sometimes you have to cut the cage off and catch the top lip of the inner race, but it works well.

Wear glasses and gloves on those. I managed a few stitches from a race lip that blew a chunk off it while pulling
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If you add a splitter to that combo, you can very easily do all your bearings on your 60.

You want a good sized one. Around 6 inch.
Thats exactly what I do.
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save up and get the one from randys. it is freaking awesome! + you could pull other guys bearings and charge them a little to pay for it.
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If you add a splitter to that combo, you can very easily do all your bearings on your 60.

You want a good sized one. Around 6 inch.
Thats what I have used for many years. Used just the puller to start and then added the spreader and it works much better. Only difference is all my stuff is snap on.
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save up and get the one from randys. it is freaking awesome! + you could pull other guys bearings and charge them a little to pay for it.
It's not a matter of saving up... I could buy 6 or 7 of them today if I wanted to. It's a matter of spending that amount of coin on something I will seldom use. Now if I was setting up axles for a living or had a line of people around the corner wanting me to set up their axles, it would be a different story. Doing one or two axles every 4 or 5 years just isn't enough for me to justify spending that kind of money on tooling.
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that will work fine with a 60.
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I have to disagree there. I donít think the randyís puller is worth the money, even if you do a lot of gears. But Im a jeep guy, maybe they work better on larger stuff then do on 30ís, 35ís, 44ís, amc 20ís, or 8.8ís.

Those are the diffs I deal with most, and the randyís puller wont do the carrier bearings on the majority of them. Specially rubicon 44ís, but those are just fawked anyways.

Because Im Canadian the shipping was a bitch, and I basically paid 700$ for a pinion bearing puller.

Thatís my 2 cents. I do use it on pinions, but it was a bit of a waste. Hindsight, I would have bought a better 2 jaw like the one above and continued to use my splitter.
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If you don't need to save the bearing I've just used a 3" cut off wheel for bearing removal for about 20 years. Cut off the cage, cut about 2/3's into the inner race and smack the cut with a chisel and your done. I work in a Ford shop and thats pretty much how all the flat raters do it

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If you don't need to save the bearing I've just used a 3" cut off wheel for bearing removal for about 20 years. Cut off the cage, cut about 2/3's into the inner race and smack the cut with a chisel and your done. I work in a Ford shop and thats pretty much how all the flat raters do it
Then I assume you use setup bearings when setting the gears?
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Found it online for a little more than half of what the local tool store wants. Ordered it this afternoon.
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I have to disagree there. I donít think the randyís puller is worth the money, even if you do a lot of gears. But Im a jeep guy, maybe they work better on larger stuff then do on 30ís, 35ís, 44ís, amc 20ís, or 8.8ís.

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then sir you are a TOOL it works all the way down to little mg and triumph diffs you just have to be smarter then the tool you are useing
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I have used one like the op showed in the first pic but mine is a Snap-on, it works ok with the noted exceptions. This is what I use most of the time though.

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I have to disagree there. I donít think the randyís puller is worth the money, even if you do a lot of gears. But Im a jeep guy, maybe they work better on larger stuff then do on 30ís, 35ís, 44ís, amc 20ís, or 8.8ís.

Those are the diffs I deal with most, and the randyís puller wont do the carrier bearings on the majority of them. Specially rubicon 44ís, but those are just fawked anyways.

Because Im Canadian the shipping was a bitch, and I basically paid 700$ for a pinion bearing puller.

Thatís my 2 cents. I do use it on pinions, but it was a bit of a waste. Hindsight, I would have bought a better 2 jaw like the one above and continued to use my splitter.
Dude that tool is awesome!! I bought one to do the bearings when i was building axles for my jeep that i never finished. That thing is worth evrey penny, and ive made my money back on it "renting" it out to people i know that needed it. Way easier than dicking around with jaw pullers and shit like that. I believe my buddy also got it to work on his 14b as well. Def worth it.
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I have to disagree there. I don’t think the randy’s puller is worth the money, even if you do a lot of gears. But Im a jeep guy, maybe they work better on larger stuff then do on 30’s, 35’s, 44’s, amc 20’s, or 8.8’s.

Those are the diffs I deal with most, and the randy’s puller wont do the carrier bearings on the majority of them. Specially rubicon 44’s, but those are just fawked anyways.

Because Im Canadian the shipping was a bitch, and I basically paid 700$ for a pinion bearing puller.

That’s my 2 cents. I do use it on pinions, but it was a bit of a waste. Hindsight, I would have bought a better 2 jaw like the one above and continued to use my splitter.
Really? I used it without issue on:

AMC20
D30
D44
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I'll gladly take that piece of shit off your hands for the cost of shipping.

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I know somebody revived an old ass thread... but you can get the dope ass bearing puller kit including the D70HD/D80 clamshells for $250 from Extreme Custom Parts:

http://extremecustomparts.com/i-3611...2-on-sale.html

I ordered mine from them and am very pleased with it, done quite a few axles with them, D30 up to D60 so far... haven't needed to use the big clamshells yet.

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Really? I used it without issue on:

AMC20
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D44
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8.25"

I'll gladly take that piece of shit off your hands for the cost of shipping.
You can have it for the 700 I got raped for since I've used it maybe half dozen times in the last hundred re gears I've done.

I find a splitter, press, and a couple jigs work better.

Its an alright unit, but it isnt the be all end all.

And there are a few bearings it doesnt pull. Rubicon 44 diaphram side on the carrier is one that instantly comes to mind.

Whatever, to each their own.
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Dude that tool is awesome!! I bought one to do the bearings when i was building axles for my jeep that i never finished. That thing is worth evrey penny, and ive made my money back on it "renting" it out to people i know that needed it. Way easier than dicking around with jaw pullers and shit like that. I believe my buddy also got it to work on his 14b as well. Def worth it.
Totally agree to go clamshell...if you can justify the coin. I went with the uber-expensive ARB version because I can't stand Randy's made in some 3rd world country quality. Absolutely no damage to the bearing (or shims) and the thing works very nice.
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Anyone have or use one these? I know it's not the super-bitchin' clamshell type, but I don't have the need to setup axles everyday.... just the occasional axle here and there over the years.
Hey guys.. I just received this same puller to use on my 9" diff. My cage already got damaged from trying 3-jaw pullers so I cut it off. But I can't seem to use this tool to grab the race on the carrier - it keeps slipping because there is very little to grab onto.

Looking at pictures of others using this tool, they are removing the bearing entirely, with cage and all. Is that the way to use this OTC puller? Doesn't the ring get all bent up in the process?

I ended up grinding + chiseling the races, but wondering if I should return or keep this, since it didn't really work for me (but maybe I was using it wrong).

Much thanks

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I have to disagree there. I donít think the randyís puller is worth the money, even if you do a lot of gears. But Im a jeep guy, maybe they work better on larger stuff then do on 30ís, 35ís, 44ís, amc 20ís, or 8.8ís.

Those are the diffs I deal with most, and the randyís puller wont do the carrier bearings on the majority of them.
WOW. ive probly used mine to pull over 20,000 of those carrier bearings on those diffs.you must be doing something wrong.
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