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Re: DOR--sector shaft

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon May 02, 2016 5:55 pm

adeluca73 wrote:Not sure about the stock pitman arm nut, I used a giant crescent to break it loose. The DOR instructions state 44mm, again used a crescent to snug it tight, but I'm going to pick up a crow foot so I can actually torque to spec...185in-lbs. Did you order one?
I ordered a brace, yes. DOR processed the order and shipped it in a day. Kudos on their extremely fast shipping (albeit expensive).
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Torque Correction

Post by adeluca73 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:40 pm

I looked at that page, not sure if that's equivalent to the equation I derived from the Torque moment relationship and posted the other day, but it looks similiar. i'll have to run an example on both to see if they're they same. I trust my derivation...this look close though.
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Re: DOR--sector shaft

Post by adeluca73 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:42 pm

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adeluca73 wrote:Not sure about the stock pitman arm nut, I used a giant crescent to break it loose. The DOR instructions state 44mm, again used a crescent to snug it tight, but I'm going to pick up a crow foot so I can actually torque to spec...185in-lbs. Did you order one?
I suspect you are aware but just to be safe... Be sure to put the crows foot on the same plane (IE: left or right not top or bottom) or your torque will be wrong. There is a formula for top or bottom but I have to look it up each rare time I'm forced to do top or bottom crows foot orientation torque.
Yep---that's low hanging fruit kind of stuff for us engineer nerds---first thing I thought of was the torque correction for the added length of the adaptor.
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4.88 Gears arrived

Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 03, 2016 12:06 am

It's a FEDEX Christmas

MOD : 4.88 9.25 front & 11.5 rear AAM R&P swap + complete master installation kits
MFGR : Yukon
Vendor : Randy's Gear
COST : $375 Rear R&P/$330 Rear install kit/$245 Front R&P/$215 front install kit/$60 front & rear lifetime warranty

Researched the required parts needed to do complete front/rear gear swap, called EastCoast Gear & Randy's & shopped both for best price. Ordered everything from Randy's last Friday around 1630, everything arrived on Monday morning. The packaging & overall presentation was exceedingly high quality & definitely conveys a sense of pride & inspires confidence. I ordered the total lifetime warranty ($29 ea) which is essentially just prepaying the shipping cost--warranty is no questions asked forever, anything happens to either gear set, Randy's will FedEx out a replacement set & the install kit free of charge & will cover the install cost of the new set. Set up the install at a local heavy truck rebuild shop down the road for Wednesday, 4 May.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by azracer » Tue May 03, 2016 12:18 am

Nice find. I just try to use the crows foot on plane to avoid the calculation requirement. I did a search a while back and found an on line calculator where you just plug in your numbers and it figures it out but I can't seem to find it now.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue May 03, 2016 8:17 am

I don't know what you mean by "on plane". Can you explain?
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Torque & Crow's foot calcs

Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:54 am

Reloaderguy wrote:I don't know what you mean by "on plane". Can you explain?
Set the coordinate reference frame so the X-axis is long the centerline of the wrench, the Y-axis horizontally perpendicular to the base of the wrench, and the Z-axis vertically perpendicular from the base of the wrench. Since torque is a product of force, the length of the connecting surface, and the angle subtended between them, if you add any length to the center of the torque wrench's force point of application (along the X-axis), then the applied torque has to be adjusted to achieve the original desired final torque. However, if your crow's foot is in plane, meaning the x-y plane of the centerline of the torque wrench, so the centerline of the crow's foot is parallel to the centerline of the torque wrench (so the crow's foot is the same x-distance from your hand as the centerline of the wrench, just off-set in the Y-axis, i.e. it's turned 90deg), then you don't have to correct for the torque, but here, you're most liklely going to have to orient the crow's foot as a straight X-dim extension. Also, if there's a change in the Z-axis dimension, i.e., the centerline of the crow's foot is higher than your hand from using an extension, then the torque reading remains unaffected by the crow's foot.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue May 03, 2016 12:33 pm

Got it, thanks for the explanation. The crows foot I have is flat.
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TRUXX 1.5" PW Specific Level Kit

Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 03, 2016 10:31 pm

MOD: PW specific 1.5" front end level kit
MFGR: Truxx
COST: $160 + $19 S&H

I am not a fan of the front end rake on Ram and GM trucks. I do not have a slide in camper anymore, so I'm not worried about riding nose high right now. I've spoken with the marketing & sales rep, Robyn, & the manufacturing machinist to get a feel of the product, the materials, testing & discuss performance, and was impressed with the responses. If the 4.88 gear swap is completed by Thursday, I'm going to try to rent a spring compressor & install the kit this weekend.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue May 03, 2016 10:49 pm

Would you please measure the distance between the bump stop cup lip and axle strike face before and after the install?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:01 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:Would you please measure the distance between the bump stop cup lip and axle strike face before and after the install?
Copy.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Wed May 04, 2016 1:19 pm

Installed yet? Huh? Huh? Whats the hold up?
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Colibri » Wed May 04, 2016 1:27 pm

Not sure where you're going to rent the spring compressors, but if you find someplace with one big enough for our coils please share where you got it! I tried 3 or 4 different places a few years back and no one had an appropriately sized tool. Good luck AD can't wait to hear your thoughts on the gears :rockon:

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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:55 am

Colibri wrote:Not sure where you're going to rent the spring compressors, but if you find someplace with one big enough for our coils please share where you got it! I tried 3 or 4 different places a few years back and no one had an appropriately sized tool. Good luck AD can't wait to hear your thoughts on the gears :rockon:
Copy. Maybe there's not one big enough, I figured there must be. I may just rent what's available and augment with some semi-rated ratchet straps to compress enough to get the coil out of the bucket.

Got the rear Yukon 4.88 swapped for the AAM OEM--maybe not as strong, but I think an overall better choice.
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Gear Headaches

Post by adeluca73 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:37 pm

I have all the correct bearings, install kits, and gears (swapped out the Yukon 11.5" 4.88 for the OEM AAM 4.88--Randy's was awesome to deal with). Now I just need to find a shop willing to install it. The diff shop near me called today and said they'd rather not work on my truck because they aren't confident they can do it correctly with the tools they have on hand....I've been looking on line for nearly 2 hrs now, and I can't find a single shop within 3 hrs drive that even remotely sounded confident they could tackle the install... :angry:

edit: Ok, I did find a shop in Columbus, Oh, Babbitt Gear & Bearing Co (1.5 hrs away), that was closed, but the owner's wife sounded very confident they could do it no problem, pending confirmation with tech tomorrow--but I'm tentatively scheduled for next Friday the 13th.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Colibri » Thu May 05, 2016 6:59 pm

Strange, these axles are relatively easier to work on than Dana Spicer equivalents. Guess people just aren't as familiar with them? Good luck with Babbitt! Should have some more pep in your step soon!

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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by olyelr » Thu May 05, 2016 10:12 pm

adeluca73 wrote:
Colibri wrote:Not sure where you're going to rent the spring compressors, but if you find someplace with one big enough for our coils please share where you got it! I tried 3 or 4 different places a few years back and no one had an appropriately sized tool. Good luck AD can't wait to hear your thoughts on the gears :rockon:
Copy. Maybe there's not one big enough, I figured there must be. I may just rent what's available and augment with some semi-rated ratchet straps to compress enough to get the coil out of the bucket.
Why do you need a spring compressor? I have swapped coils/spacers many a time on dodge trucks and have never used one before. Are the new trucks any different? Usually disconnecting the sway bar is all that's needed.

And the strap thing, if needed... hook the strap up before you take the weight of the truck off the coils and it will be pre compressed.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri May 06, 2016 8:50 am

Colibri wrote:Strange, these axles are relatively easier to work on than Dana Spicer equivalents. Guess people just aren't as familiar with them? Good luck with Babbitt! Should have some more pep in your step soon!
There is a thread on Cummins Forum from a member that did an E-Locker install on the new front axle. He said the CAD and the locker were a challenge making them more difficult than the older axle. I am planning on doing a gear swap and have a feeling I am going to run into the same problem as Dr. D. Years ago I had a shop in SLC mess up a gear swap in a brand new Jeep with arguably simpler axles and I don't want to repeat that with a vehicle worth three times as much.

ETA: Here is a link to that thread. I think the users notes regarding special tools should be considered when discussing the gear swap with installers.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/2013- ... stall.html
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri May 06, 2016 8:51 am

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adeluca73 wrote:
Colibri wrote:Not sure where you're going to rent the spring compressors, but if you find someplace with one big enough for our coils please share where you got it! I tried 3 or 4 different places a few years back and no one had an appropriately sized tool. Good luck AD can't wait to hear your thoughts on the gears :rockon:
Copy. Maybe there's not one big enough, I figured there must be. I may just rent what's available and augment with some semi-rated ratchet straps to compress enough to get the coil out of the bucket.
Why do you need a spring compressor? I have swapped coils/spacers many a time on dodge trucks and have never used one before. Are the new trucks any different? Usually disconnecting the sway bar is all that's needed.

And the strap thing, if needed... hook the strap up before you take the weight of the truck off the coils and it will be pre compressed.
Disconnect the track bar too; the springs should come out without a spring compressor.
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Post by Will » Fri May 06, 2016 8:55 am

Mine will come out of the bucket as is, I need straps...
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Post by olyelr » Mon May 09, 2016 10:21 pm

Well what the heck, you got the leveling kit installed yet rrrrrrrrrrrr whhhhaaaaaaattttttttt.
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by nts007 » Mon May 09, 2016 10:53 pm

For the lvl kit just jack up frame. Remove wheels. Allow axle to droop. Unhook sway are and track bar. Install spacers since springs will nearly fall out. Reverse process. Back on wheels. Re centre steering wheel using drag link adjustment. Pretty easy. 2-3 hrs in the driveway by yourself. Make sure to unhook bracket that holds brake lines to axle too. The lines are long enough as long as that clamp is off. I'd help if you were closer
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Re: TD's 2014 Red PW Build Thread

Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 10, 2016 10:21 pm

olyelr wrote:Well what the heck, you got the leveling kit installed yet rrrrrrrrrrrr whhhhaaaaaaattttttttt.
No--my parents made a trip down from Michigan to watch my son's ball games this weekend. So no truck work, but we managed to get in a few rounds of skeet between games, so not a total waste

Barring no issues with the gear swap on Friday, I'll tackle the level kit this weekend and install the triple anti-hop shocks
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Completed Mods: Ram door sill guards, Front air deflector, WeatherTech slimline window deflectors, DiamondBack HD cover coated w/ Line-X, Mufflex MagnaFlow muffler & Resonator delete, Opti-Coat Pro 2.0, DeeZee tailgate strut, DeeZee ¼" fitted bed mat, Factor-55: FlatLink winch hook/Shorty Strap 3.0/Hitchlink 2.5, Warn Wireless Winch Remote, Locker by-pass, AEM dry filter, Truxedo LED bed lights wired into RamBox Connector, WhiteKnuckle sliders w/ full-length diamond plate coated in Line-X, Purple Cranium rear diff guard, AEV front/rear diff cover, AEV RAI w/ pre-filter, AEV ProCal (Bootleg'd), DOR Steering Box Brace, Phillips Hi intensity LEDs in cargo lamps & back-ups, triple anti-hop shocks, Truxx PW specific front 1.5" level, AAM 4.88's, custom black-out work, Line-X front/rear bumpers & wheel flares, 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Plasti-dip PW wheels Black w/ Gunmetal metalizer, FilterMag kit, AMP Research BedStep
Next Mods: Thuren: {Coils, Track Bar, Boggie Bumps, King 2.5's shocks} , on-board air, HID low CANBUS replacement, LED HI, BD LED fogs

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Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 10, 2016 10:31 pm

Reloaderguy wrote: There is a thread on Cummins Forum from a member that did an E-Locker install on the new front axle. He said the CAD and the locker were a challenge making them more difficult than the older axle. I am planning on doing a gear swap and have a feeling I am going to run into the same problem as Dr. D. Years ago I had a shop in SLC mess up a gear swap in a brand new Jeep with arguably simpler axles and I don't want to repeat that with a vehicle worth three times as much.

ETA: Here is a link to that thread. I think the users notes regarding special tools should be considered when discussing the gear swap with installers.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/2013- ... stall.html
Agree 100 on selecting the right installer. After the first one backed out, I quizzed the heck out of the second outfit I found. They knew their Sh@t, they knew about the tools, the baseline Pinion depth (it's .006) for the AAM 2-cut, and were familiar with the CAD and the e-lockers. Plus their website shows essentially racing rigs and rock crawlers, so they're not doing gear rebuilds on Honda Civics, Minivans, or Corolla's. Hopefully they can get it done in one day, or else it's an expensive cab ride back from Columbus on Friday night :run:
2014 Ram PW SLT: Two tone Flame Red & Black
Completed Mods: Ram door sill guards, Front air deflector, WeatherTech slimline window deflectors, DiamondBack HD cover coated w/ Line-X, Mufflex MagnaFlow muffler & Resonator delete, Opti-Coat Pro 2.0, DeeZee tailgate strut, DeeZee ¼" fitted bed mat, Factor-55: FlatLink winch hook/Shorty Strap 3.0/Hitchlink 2.5, Warn Wireless Winch Remote, Locker by-pass, AEM dry filter, Truxedo LED bed lights wired into RamBox Connector, WhiteKnuckle sliders w/ full-length diamond plate coated in Line-X, Purple Cranium rear diff guard, AEV front/rear diff cover, AEV RAI w/ pre-filter, AEV ProCal (Bootleg'd), DOR Steering Box Brace, Phillips Hi intensity LEDs in cargo lamps & back-ups, triple anti-hop shocks, Truxx PW specific front 1.5" level, AAM 4.88's, custom black-out work, Line-X front/rear bumpers & wheel flares, 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Plasti-dip PW wheels Black w/ Gunmetal metalizer, FilterMag kit, AMP Research BedStep
Next Mods: Thuren: {Coils, Track Bar, Boggie Bumps, King 2.5's shocks} , on-board air, HID low CANBUS replacement, LED HI, BD LED fogs

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Post by adeluca73 » Tue May 10, 2016 10:31 pm

nts007 wrote:For the lvl kit just jack up frame. Remove wheels. Allow axle to droop. Unhook sway are and track bar. Install spacers since springs will nearly fall out. Reverse process. Back on wheels. Re centre steering wheel using drag link adjustment. Pretty easy. 2-3 hrs in the driveway by yourself. Make sure to unhook bracket that holds brake lines to axle too. The lines are long enough as long as that clamp is off. I'd help if you were closer
I know you would.,,, :cheers:
2014 Ram PW SLT: Two tone Flame Red & Black
Completed Mods: Ram door sill guards, Front air deflector, WeatherTech slimline window deflectors, DiamondBack HD cover coated w/ Line-X, Mufflex MagnaFlow muffler & Resonator delete, Opti-Coat Pro 2.0, DeeZee tailgate strut, DeeZee ¼" fitted bed mat, Factor-55: FlatLink winch hook/Shorty Strap 3.0/Hitchlink 2.5, Warn Wireless Winch Remote, Locker by-pass, AEM dry filter, Truxedo LED bed lights wired into RamBox Connector, WhiteKnuckle sliders w/ full-length diamond plate coated in Line-X, Purple Cranium rear diff guard, AEV front/rear diff cover, AEV RAI w/ pre-filter, AEV ProCal (Bootleg'd), DOR Steering Box Brace, Phillips Hi intensity LEDs in cargo lamps & back-ups, triple anti-hop shocks, Truxx PW specific front 1.5" level, AAM 4.88's, custom black-out work, Line-X front/rear bumpers & wheel flares, 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Plasti-dip PW wheels Black w/ Gunmetal metalizer, FilterMag kit, AMP Research BedStep
Next Mods: Thuren: {Coils, Track Bar, Boggie Bumps, King 2.5's shocks} , on-board air, HID low CANBUS replacement, LED HI, BD LED fogs

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