front axle with arb ?

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  1. peesalot

    peesalot

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    How much rotation or free play is acceptable with hubs locked and turning driveshaft back and forth .?
    I get almost a quarter turn.
     
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    Sounds like the backlash isn't set correctly??
     
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    It is not a big deal. The drive shaft slop is the sum total of all of the clearances in the ring gear, spider and side gears, splines, birfields and hubs. If you have a locker, it usually increases the slop.
     
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    what type of axle drum or disk .... disk will tend to be tighter than drum because of the spline count on the hub of the birf
     
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    I just installed an ARB in the front of mine. I checked and rechecked the backlash and preload many times before I installed it. While reassembling, I noticed there was quite of bit of play in the driveshaft. It is the same way in my FJ80 so I didn’t worry about it.
     
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    Run it John, it sounds fine to me.


    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
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    Run it, that sounds about normall.
     
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