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Old 05-26-2005, 03:09 PM
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To install the powertrax you will need to remove the axleshafts and all four spider gears.

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m&m is right. all your spider gears will be replaced and you will have to slide the axles out a couple of inches. removing the axles is worth the powertrax though. its not loud and always clicking like alot of people say. you can hear the unit disengage when turning and it makes a noticeable pop, but you get used to after awhile and dont notice it. sometimes it will bind like turning in a tight parking lot and the rear end will chirp like a spool. but overall id suggest one to anyone, and id prefer it over a posi because theres no friction disc to wear out and the powertrax distributes power evenly better than a posi to both wheels.
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You will have to remove the pin & the spider gears to install the power trac unit. Go ahead & remove them & see if you have C-clips before trying the slide hammer. When you remove the pin push one axle in & see if the c-clip is in there. I have never seen a 7.5 or 8.5 without them from the manufacturer. If you bought the rear end from someone they may have installed c-clip eliminators
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i have an 8.5 10 bolt and it has 4 bolts, not C-clips. do i have another option of removing the axles without buying a slide hammer?? i cant even find someone who would rent it to me. they say you can put the drum brake on backwardss and work with that??
You never did say what "10 bolt" this is, at least please tell us what vehicle it's in or from...

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You will have to remove the pin & the spider gears to install the power trac unit. Go ahead & remove them & see if you have C-clips before trying the slide hammer. When you remove the pin push one axle in & see if the c-clip is in there. I have never seen a 7.5 or 8.5 without them from the manufacturer. If you bought the rear end from someone they may have installed c-clip eliminators
i removed all side gears found no c-clips. just saw the splines 2 inches from the carrier.
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its a 8.5 28 spline 10 bolt rearend. i believe its from an oldsmobile.its in my 69 chevelle 300 deluxe 355/350 turbo. it has no c-clips, just stubborn axles that wont give.
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if there are no C clips , then you need to unbolt the backing plates for the brakes.... get a large slide hammer type axle puller and get er done



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m&m is right. all your spider gears will be replaced and you will have to slide the axles out a couple of inches. removing the axles is worth the powertrax though. its not loud and always clicking like alot of people say. you can hear the unit disengage when turning and it makes a noticeable pop, but you get used to after awhile and dont notice it. sometimes it will bind like turning in a tight parking lot and the rear end will chirp like a spool. but overall id suggest one to anyone, and id prefer it over a posi because theres no friction disc to wear out and the powertrax distributes power evenly better than a posi to both wheels.
i talked to someone about it,they said it makes noise. like a ticking sound it works like a ratchet. is it really that loud. my open rearend,i dont hear anything.
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My boss has a pair of these type of lockers in his Jeep Cherokee, his don't make any noise noticeable from outside the vehicle and he says they are not noticeable after you get accustomed to the intermittant clicking noise when they engage and disengage while cornering.

He completely swears by the units he had installed in both axles, and says it gets you into a learning curve of how to drive your own vehicle, especially in the winter.
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