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baja1d 03-17-2013 09:24 PM

Help with 40 front axle build
 
I've got a completely broken down front axle that I need help putting back together. Just ordered a six shooter hi steer kit from 4x4 Labs & it should be here on Wednesday. I'm basically struggling with how to center the knuckle & the shim assembly. Does anybody have a knuckle centering SST Tool that the manual calls for or know of away around this process to set the shims? Maybe I'm over thinking this but I don't want to redo this anytime soon. Thanks in advance.

RicardoJM 03-18-2013 07:29 AM

Typically, you can put them back in the same locations. Did you keep track of the shims and their locations when you tore the axle down?

I'd be up for lending a hand with putting everything back together. When are you thinking about doing the work?

baja1d 03-18-2013 07:35 AM

Awesome, thanks Ricardo. I should have all the parts this week. I'm thinking Thursday or Saturday. Unfortunately, I didn't tear the axle down so I don't have a record of the shim placement.

DanS 03-19-2013 07:29 PM

Travis:

I've got an SST you can use if you don't need it for more than a week or two.

I'll send you a PM with my phone number.

Dan

subzali 03-20-2013 07:14 AM

It will be helpful if you can find a 9" calipers to help with this. I haven't bought one yet (made due with a 6"), but I know they're out there.

baja1d 03-20-2013 07:33 AM

Awesome. Pm's sent. Thank you guys for the help. I'm shooting for Saturday but I'll keep you all posted- still waiting on a few parts to show up.

RicardoJM 03-20-2013 07:50 AM

I have an 8" caliper that I used and it was long enough to take the measurements.

Quote:

Originally Posted by subzali (Post 229319)
It will be helpful if you can find a 9" calipers to help with this. I haven't bought one yet (made due with a 6"), but I know they're out there.


subzali 03-20-2013 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RicardoJM (Post 229321)
I have an 8" caliper that I used and it was long enough to take the measurements.

Good to know. I'll look around for some.

baja1d 03-20-2013 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subzali (Post 229319)
It will be helpful if you can find a 9" calipers to help with this. I haven't bought one yet (made due with a 6"), but I know they're out there.

Glad you guys are helping because I have know idea what you're talking about.

RicardoJM 03-20-2013 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by subzali (Post 229322)
Good to know. I'll look around for some.

The one I have came from HF. IIRC it goes on sale for about $30. Of course if you don't ever make it out there, you can always find it in my garage. :D


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