Setting up Gears by ZUK

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by SamSter0077, May 23, 2011.

  1. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    I have been visited by the Differential Tooth Fairy several times now. I ran across a great link today while search for a deal. I have heard the name ZUK a few times, he is known for doing great work on differentials. Apparently, he keeps copious notes and doesn't mind sharing.

    http://www.gearinstalls.com/
     
  2. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Yeah, I've seen that site before. Excellent information. Are you planning to have him setup your next set?
     
  3. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Interesting what he had to say about the 5.71s....
     
  4. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

  5. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    Well, according to the site.. he is not doing it anymore sadly. But with the information gather from his installs.. I think I know what I did wrong.

    When I put my Lockright in, I marked the adjuster rings and returned them to their original position. I had to use a hammer and a punch, but there wasn't much precision about it.. ZUK puts the Anti seize on the threads, and then torques both sides to 150 ft lbs and measures the rolling resistance in inch pounds. His post below talks about the adjustment on Pirate..

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5844489&postcount=7

    I always thought it was a little loose but didn't really have any practical experience to go on. I have read about 6 or so build ups of various locker types/diffs and such. Wish ECGS posted this much information. One of our gang needs to start doing this on the side for some cash.. :D
     
  6. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    I have a buddy who can do it.. he's in Round Rock though.
     
  7. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

  8. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    ring and pinion replacement? is he good like ZUK? right now, I am counting quarters for ECGS to do it. I think shipping to RoundRock is cheaper but no warranty.. :(
     
  9. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    I'd have ECGS do it just for the warranty. If it was just a trail rig them I'd have my buddy, he's good.. don't know how he compares to Zuk. But since Zuk isn't doing it that doesn't really matter right?
     
  10. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

  11. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Nice pinion on that puppy!

    How 'bout this setup:?

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  12. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Look at the shackles as well. Not sure what that thing attached to the right one is.
     
  13. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    thats who set up Robs new gears right?
     
  14. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, ZUK did the gears in Rob's diffs
     
  15. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    ZUK does awesome work and keeps it well documented. I read his stuff numerous times before I did the gear setup in my third.
     
  16. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    I wonder how it wheels!?
     
  17. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    he said he would do mine... $250 for those curious. Looks like I won't be wheeling with a locker for a while.
     
  18. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Well that sucks Sam... but its a helluva lot cheaper than your other alternatives.
     
  19. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    For the labor? Or for Gears and Labor?
     
  20. Texoma

    Texoma IG: cwehlin

    Reviving this old thread because it looks to have some excellent information. I just bought 4.56 nitro gears front n rear for my 2010 Taco along with the tools to do the job myself. I have an 8.4" third, 8" elocker third, and an 8" front clamshell to play with as well. Once I get proficient at setting up gears and do my own with great success, I will offer my services to others. Oh and pics, cuz who doesn't like evidence.

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