Rebuilding rear end internals, suggestions?
So It looks like I will be building my rear end a little sooner than I thought. I recently discovered water in the diff that caused uneven wear that is now making a terrible whine and making me question it's integrity. I plan on running Yukon or Superior 5.13's, the Superior master install kit, a locker of some sort (ARB probably), and Ten Factory 30 Spline Axles. Unfortunately I will remain open until I can afford OBA . . unless I rig some sort of CO2 bypass for temp use. I have a couple of questions before I continue planning.
1. Do I need a master install kit if I purchase an ARB locker? the only difference is the bearings right? and the ARB comes with it's own that you have to use i believe.
2. Is there a significant difference between 30 and 32 spline? I'm coming from stock (27 spline?) and will not go over 37" tires. I live in Florida and will probably go to Ocala when I move more North next year but most of the time it will be mild Florida trails and mud. unfortunately I will rarley see anything fun but I would like to survive in the event I do. Point is I will not be making weekend trips to fun places like many of you fine 'gents get to.
3. I'm an axle n00b. can I get longer axles so I can rid myself of my spacers? . . . Longterm plan is to run recentered HMMWV Wheels and corresponding cheap 37" tires.
4/5. Are there any other brands/better price/performance parts out there that are recommended? Also any parts I am missing? I would like to stick with a selectable locker to make it the most streetable (read: no Detroit)
I cannot afford to go too overboard at this time. The only reason Im locking/ axles is because I'm in there already and would be a waste of money to hold off just to do it another time.
Thank you for your help. This will be a next-year project due to unexpected maintenance costs on my wife's car and the holidays.
2009, 2 Door X, Rancho 4" Sport Lift w/ 9000xl shocks, 35" Firestone Destination MTR on Spidertrax spacers Bulldog Front Bumper w/XRC8 Winch, LoD Rear Bumper, FinishLineWest Rock Sliders, 5.13 G2's, ARB Rear diff cover, LineX'd tub, JL Clean Sweep, JL 900/5 Amp, JL C5 components in front, JL Marine MX-770's in soundbar, JL FS-110 Marine sub, Tuffy security deck, HID's in Cibie's, Piaa 520s
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