Thread: rear diff woes
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dieselnut14
A new ring and pinion would be $600 from the dealer. my friend that runs a shop said that we would install it together, no charge.
also if I go by the way of a used diff from an 1985, do I also have to swap the speedo drive at the transmission? I would think so since it would keep everything in calibrated as it was before.
thanks for your help guys
If you change the diff ratio you will need to either change the speedo drive ratio, have a modifier gearset (like on rallye cars) or have the speedo calibrated for the new diff ratio.
Or, you could just have a few speeds checked against a car you trust.
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