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I have a V6 diff sitting in my closet begging to be used - pulled w/ 4.10s from a boneyard truck. I have a 89 22RE, stock running gear & gears, 33" MT/RS. I am planning on running 5.29s with detroits F&R eventually (post-SAS), with a twin stick to facilitate turning. Will run 5.29s as 35+" tires are in my future.

I want to know if the rest of you guys have any recommendations as to who to send this bad boy to to get the work done... True V6 gears are a must for me, btw.

Also, is there anything you can recommend as far as rebuilding this bad boy. Any seals or bearings that you would recommend having replaced while it's out, as the condition of the third member (i.e.- mileage) is unknown.

I know a fair amount about the rest of a rig, but this will be my first re-gearing experience, and I'd like to make it a good one.</font>
 

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Since your not installing it now, why not do the work yourself? Installing a gear set and detroit should not be more than a weekends worth of work, even for someone who has never done it.
Precision Gears makes the only true V6/turbo gears.
Get a full R&R kit for the diff if your concerned about the condition. If things look good, get a standard install kit (about $150 for the V6 setup).
 

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All Pro has some of the best pricing on Detroits, Gears, and rebuild kits. They offer the only true v6 gears as mentioned above.
 

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I was aware that Precision makes the only (aftermarket) true V6 gears.

I was more interested in a source for the "R&R kit"... Anyone got one? I've looked at ORN and considered doing it myself, but the thing is that I'd have to probably buy as much in tools as it costs to have it done elsewhere, correct?

Then again, I'd be doing a front diff later for the soild axle (std. 4 cyl. housing, 5.29/Detorit) so it may be worth my while.

Anybody out there installed gears themselves that would be willing to outline what I'd need to do so?</font>
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
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I was more interested in a source for the "R&R kit"... Anyone got one? I've looked at ORN and considered doing it myself, but the thing is that I'd have to probably buy as much in tools as it costs to have it done elsewhere, correct?
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As far as I know, all you need that is wierd is a dial caliper and magnetic mount. $20-$30 if you do a bit of searching. Time is the important factor. Give yourself a few hours to play with shims to get the backlash right.
I'm going to be doing my first diff in a week or two, I figure that the weekend of pain is well worth the savings, and learning how to R&R a diff in the field...
 

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you will need a dial indicator and magnetic base. also an inch pound torque wrench for the pinion 0-? inch pounds. its hard to find one that starts at 0, i was loaned one by a friend.

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