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Old 03-29-2017, 12:39 PM   #1
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Swapping Rear Differential: Any Advice?

My new differential arrives tomorrow so I'll be embarking on swapping it out. For those how have done this any gotcha's or other advice?
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:41 PM   #2
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Its easy. Takes an hour once in the air. Dont shortcut, you may damage an axle seal. Unbolt the driveshaft and unbolt the hubs. Slide axles out and unbolt the diff and drop it down. Reverse it going back in.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Its easy. Takes an hour once in the air. Dont shortcut, you may damage an axle seal. Unbolt the driveshaft and unbolt the hubs. Slide axles out and unbolt the diff and drop it down. Reverse it going back in.


So no need to remove the knuckles?


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Old 03-29-2017, 11:21 PM   #4
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Knuckles/hubs what ever you want to call them.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:32 PM   #5
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This may get you started on the axles:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RalqfBHBU4o

Or, just take the top knuckle bolt out and pull the top back:



Support the knuckle..

I just did a swap, but, I have DSS axles/drive shaft

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...385577&page=63

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Old 03-29-2017, 11:48 PM   #6
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This may get you started on the axles:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RalqfBHBU4o

Or, just take the top knuckle bolt out and pull the top back:



Support the knuckle..

I just did a swap, but, I have DSS axles/drive shaft

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...385577&page=63

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Great info! Glad to see the axles can be pulled without having to remove the knuckles completely.

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Old 03-30-2017, 10:37 PM   #7
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This info is awesome. Doing the ZL1 diff swap in a month or 2 and this info is great. Thanks guys!
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:49 PM   #8
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Replace the half shaft seals.
Even if you don't touch them at all, when you disturb 7 year old seals like those, they won't work again.
At least mine didn't.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:45 AM   #9
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Taking the axles out of the hubs is maybe a 3 minute job for both sides. I fought one like that. It was faster just to pull the axles out for me since it only takes a few minutes beyond that point.
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