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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    If I pulled the differential carrier out, and didn't change any of the parts, do I still need to re-do the backlash? Or if I'm installing the parts I just took out, should it be the same as before?
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    Progress is being made. To get the seals out I found a few washers that matched my tube diameter, which I then was able to put down with a pipe and pound on. Inner seals popped right out. New seals all around, locker installed. Have to work out some issues on one of the locking hubs.
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    OK, what's the secret to getting the inner axle seals out? I had a 1.5" pipe on hand and I was pushing it down the axle tube until I thought I was hitting the ridge of the seal, then pounding on it. I almost pounded the truck of the stands and that seal didn't pop out. I'm trying to avoid...
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    I plan on leaving the axle on my truck to work on. And I'm also planning on leaving the knuckles on if possible. So far I've ordered 2 inner and 2 outer axle seals. Grease to re-grease the wheel bearings when I put them back together. And a spindle nut socket. And while I have everything...
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    Got around to looking into my axles. Opened the front filler plug and almost a gallon of grey sludgy fluid came out. Not even sure how that much fluid could have even gotten in there. And that's a gallon out before I've even taken the diff cover off. Looks like I'll be going this route as...
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    No reason to feel sad for me. I bought this vehicle with the intention of pushing it hard right from the start and having it be simple enough to learn to work on myself. End of the day it's just money. So far my next steps are: -Hose pressure wash the underside really well. No reason to...
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    Lets talk offroad upgrades .....

    Got into a bit of fun over the weekend. Kept the air intake above water so she kept on running and never swamped out. Although with the fan running, I'm sure it swallowed enough. Not to mention the water over the bench seat and some wet pants. First question, anything I should check to make...
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