Transmission or Injectors
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Fix-up TTB, or wait and Swap D60
Good Day All,
I need to redo my front axle. I still have a TTB in the front end, and would like to do a D60 swap. There are a few wrinkles to the plan.
1. D60's dont live here. If they do, they have been scooped by someone before they hit the boneyard. Kijiji , craigslist, and any other classifieds have turned up nothing.
2. I need to do something soon. The passenger side tire is wearing, and I need to make a 1200km trip mid september. I just replaced tires last fall, and only have 10,000kms on them. This pretty much rules out finding and rebuilding and swapping a D60 in that amount of time
3. I probably wont have time to do the work myself, so it will have to go into a shop to get the work done. I am not opposed to doing the work, but I would imagine the truck will have to be up on blocks for a few days for sure.
4. I have a few leaks of gear lube from the input shaft, as well as the drivers side output shaft of the diff. There will then probably need to be some seal work done as well. This is one of the reasons I dont want to take it into a shop, as they will probably want big money to dismantle the differential.
**edit** 5. I don't want to lift the front end. I am happy with the ride height, and I dont really have any issues with ground clearance right now. I replaced the springs last year (needed to), so the suspension is adequate for my needs.
It would appear that the logical choice is to repair the TTB. Is there anything other than ball joints and tie rod ends that should be repaired once the work has gone underway?
Or are there any other options I havent been able to think of?
If anyone has any ideas, I am open to hear them.
Last edited by lwillson; 08-23-2010 at 12:59 PM.