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Old 09-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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3/8" ring gear bolts

What should these be torqued to?

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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What axle? If it's for a D44, 35, or 30 they should be 55ft/lbs.

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It is a Dana 44. Unless I missed something the factory service manual says like 70-80 foot pounds, but that sounds like a lot.
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55ft/lbs is what the install manual that came with my gears says, that's what I used and haven't had any issues. Nitro gears by the way.

EDIT: You should also be using thread locker on the ring gear bolts. If you're somewhere between 55 and 80 you'll be fine. If your gears came with any documentation I would look through it to see if they say anything and I would go by that over the FSM.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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I guess I will try that as I sheared a bolt last night around 75 foot pounds. I need to buy some new bolts today before I try it again. My g2 gears came with zero instructions.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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That way to much for a 3/8 bolt. 50-55lb is all that size bolt should be able to handle
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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That is exactly what I thought, but here is a screenshot from the manual.

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They also call for a lot of pinion preload. For new bearings I would shoot for 15-20 in/lbs.
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Don't forget to use red Locktite on those ring gear bolts! Bad things happen when Locktite is not used on ring gear bolts.
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Don't forget to use red Locktite on those ring gear bolts! Bad things happen when Locktite is not used on ring gear bolts.
Ain't that a fact...had to deal with this issue recently. I got away lucky though, and the gear guys took care of it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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I was just going to use blue like it says, but if you guys suggest red I have that too.
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Blue is ok too if you think you may regear again in the future.

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