A few axle swap questions, novice!

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  1. chris86uk

    chris86uk Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm about to swap over the complete rear end from my 96 GT to a low mileage 5.0 unit I managed to get my hands on and I've just got a couple of questions before I start.

    Firstly, in my workshop manual, it mentions marking the drive shaft and diff flange to ensure they retain 'dynamic balance'. How can I make sure they're balanced when i'm fitting a new axle?

    Second, the axle is from an auto. I assume the backlash is the same as a 5 speed?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
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    Just swap it. . If you notice any kind of vibration unblolt your drive shaft and rotate it once. .
     
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    It's possible to change the DS every 90* at the pinion.
    I numbered my pinion 1,2,3,4 and put a single mark on the DS flange. That way I didn't forget where I started.
     
  4. chris86uk

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    Ok, thanks guys :)