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96 vacuum diff in 97 mounty

patrick112390

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ive searched the threads but it looks to me like nobody has replaced a regular 97 ish front diff with a vacuum center diconnect diff. my question is you guys think i could just lock the vacc diff in live 4wd mode and swap it in? i have FREE front diff out of my parts explorer if i can...

ps. my bearings are shot in mine and will prolly set it aside for a more sunny day...(4.88 setup?) ;)
 
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my pos mounty

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I seem to recall that it will not fit due to the oilpan??? Maybe it was a crossmember?
I see by your signature that you have a body lift, but I believe that you would need to have a suspension lift for it to fit.
I could also have a defective memory.
 
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patrick112390

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yea i have the 4'' suspension too... im just worried about the 4wd not working if the vac disco pops into free spin of something
 
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