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replacing front clamshell

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by kodiakisland, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Sep 7, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    I'm ordering a new 3rd member and clamshell from ECGS. I know I can do the 3rd myself. I think I can do the clamshell. I've looked and can't find a thread with pictures on how to do this. Can anyone give me a good link? I know there are pictures on the ECGS website, but it's nice to read other peoples advice and things to watch out for.

    I think I can do it, I just need a bit of encouragement.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2015 at 8:07 AM
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    I just followed ECGS's pictures/directions. They were straightforward and accurate.

    Took me about 6 hours, working by myself, slowly, taking breaks now and then.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2015 at 7:25 PM
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    Chase has a thread on TTORA
     
  4. Mar 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    I'm finally getting around to replacing the clamshell. Just trying to get all tools together before I start. The only thing I'm not sure about is these 4 bolts on the ADD tube. What type of socket is used on them?

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    **never mind. Figured it out. External torx. More tools to buy.
     
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  5. Mar 28, 2016 at 11:43 PM
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    How did it go @kodiakisland ?? I'm looking to do mine as well so I'm def interested in your results !
     
  8. Apr 1, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    It went OK. No broken parts and only one smashed finger. It was a lot for one guy with no power tools who had never pulled CV axles, but I got it done in one day with a long break in the middle. I think I could do it again in half the time, but a second person would sure speed things up quite a bit.
     
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  9. Apr 1, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    awesome ,,good for you ,, any tips or tricks?
     
  10. Apr 1, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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    The hardest part for me was one of the CV shafts was rusted pretty solid with the rotor. Took a big hammer and lots of hits to get it out. The other looked good and came free with the second hit. Also, that diff is pretty heavy with the ADD tube and the mounts attached. It rotates to come out and I wasn't expecting that much weight. Smashed my finger pretty good, but it was easy going back in with a floor jack and jack stand.
     
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  11. Apr 3, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    good stuff thanks
     
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    Is this the fix for the vibration problem some people are getting after doing a lift?
     
  13. Apr 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    I swapped out the front and rear diffs to change gearing. It's much easier ordering complete diffs from ECGS than setting up the gears, which I don't have the tools or know how to do. At the same time, ECGS installed their bushing on the front diff to fix that vibration problem. So I ended up with better gearing and most of my vibrations are gone. So no, changing the front diff is not to fix the vibration problem, but can be fixed at the same time.
     
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  14. Jun 4, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    How do I get this gear out of my old clamshell and into my new one?

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  15. Jun 4, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    Never mind, I figured it out. Two pry bars popped it out.
     
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