This Suzuki Differential install Kit includes what you need to make your gear setup a breeze. This is the highest quality kit you can find for the price. We were not satisfied with the bearing kits for the Samurai in the general aftermarket, so we made our own!
This kit includes:
- High Quality Bearings from Japanese companies like Koyo, NSK, and Nachi.
- New High Quality Solid Pinion Spacer
- New Pinion Staking Nut
- New OEM Style Pinion Oil Seal w/Dust Flange
- Gear Marking Compound with Brush
- High Quality Pinion Shims
- Red Thread Locker
- Tube of RTV Silicone Gasket Maker
Solid Pinion Spacer
Solid pinion spacers take the place of conventional crush sleeves in setting bearing preload. They are slightly shorter than a crushed crush sleeve and come with several shims which are stacked to different heights to increase or decrease preload.
Toyota used similar solid spacers for many years in their differentials and their proven reliability has trickled out to other axles in the aftermarket and now is available for your Suzuki.
Why Use a Pinion Spacer?
While crush sleeves can be used with success, they have several flaws:
- It takes between three and four hundred ft. lbs of torque to crush a crush sleeve. For some with limited tooling this can be impossible to achieve. Because Solid Spacer Preload is set by adding shims, installation does not require such high torque.
- Crush Sleeves are known to continue to collapse over time. This means that the preload setting on the pinion shaft can change time and need adjusting. If you run your pinion flange into a rock you will likely crush your sleeve further as well. Solid Spacers never shift in length and will not loosen over time.
- Crush sleeves can not be reused. If you have to rebuild again in the future or if your installation does not go well the first time and you have to tear it down again, you can reuse your solid spacer again and again.
- With a Solid Spacer you can change a leaking pinion seal without needing to reset the crush sleeve.
In Short: Solid Spacers reduce the risk of overtighening your pinion nut while ensuring a reliably stable pinion load.
Please Note: Proper Set-Up is Essential for Differentials. We Always Recomend Professional Installation.
There is no one set of shim thickness that we can recommend. Each set-up will be unique.