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Sierra 7" diff and Quaife LSD fitment
wowblaauw - 2/6/20 at 06:08 PM

Hi all,

I have a Sierra 7" diff which I have stripped down to the pinion gear to house a Quaife ATB but for the life of me am struggling a bit with the pinion gear nut. Its a 12 point 36mm socket I think. But looking at the spline it won't fit as the 1/2" hole is not big enough. So I am wondering, am I going to cut a snap on socket costing the best part of 60 in half or has someone out there already done this and have the tool for the job? Or other ideas?

Thanks in advance

Craig


SteveWalker - 2/6/20 at 06:37 PM

Would a deeper socket help?

36mm Deep Socket


wowblaauw - 2/6/20 at 07:24 PM

Unfortunately, no. The 1/2 sq for the 1/2 socket wrench is too small. This is the part I think Ill have to chop off and then weld a tube to the socket part etc. But thanks for your idea, much appreciated.


SJ - 3/6/20 at 10:15 AM

3/4" socket?


wowblaauw - 3/6/20 at 01:42 PM

quote:
Originally posted by wowblaauw
Unfortunately, no. The 1/2 sq for the 1/2 socket wrench is too small. This is the part I think Ill have to chop off and then weld a tube to the socket part etc. But thanks for your idea, much appreciated.


Actually Steve Walker got me thinking so I found a deep 3/4" socket having measured up last night and ordered it this morning, should be with me tomorrow. Didn't know such a thing existed so big thank you to Steve Walker.


fregis - 21/11/20 at 01:01 PM

i bought typical socket, cut in middle, extended with pipe what lenght i need, welded.

edited:
dam. sorry post old, didnt notice

[Edited on 21/11/20 by fregis]


wowblaauw - 21/11/20 at 01:13 PM

No worries, all sorted now and rebuilt with new Quaife ATB. That said, found the socket I needed but cost me the whole set which I won't bore with the cost lets just say that if any other is looking to do this job I am more than happy to loan out the socket providing it comes back - did save on a whole bunch of bother especially if you're like me and cant weld for toffee.