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    Re: Rear Wheel Bearings - Potential problems I might encounter!

    I got a nice DeWalt bit set super cheap and a second Werner platform..
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    Almost there. Still waiting for upper control arm bushings coming Wednesday. Went over the parts diagrams to see what I missed and ordered two retaining snap rings for the rear wheel bearings from Priority Mazda. Also need to pick up some rear differential oil and then I will be ready. Last day of work before winter break is Friday so I will be starting tear down next week.
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    Been getting some of my parts in too: an electronic boost controller for my mufflers and new axle nuts for when I install new wheel studs. Existing axle nuts are torque-to-yield and have to be thrown away rather than reused. That’s why I need your heavy duty torque wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent☣Orange View Post
    Been getting some of my parts in too: an electronic boost controller for my mufflers and new axle nuts for when I install new wheel studs. Existing axle nuts are torque-to-yield and have to be thrown away rather than reused. Thatís why I need your heavy duty torque wrench.
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    I've been reading everything I can about this project. How many of you guys knew about PPF alignment? Check the factory service manual diagrams. Something to think about if replacing the driveshaft with a 949 Racing Driveshaft. It has a bigger yoke that could hit the PPF.

    http://949racing.com/Miata-Driveshaft.aspx

    https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=351758

    Never knew it was adjustable.
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    Re: Rear Wheel Bearings - Potential problems I might encounter!

    I knew when Tristan broke his a few years ago.
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    I know about ppf alignment from the 2 clutch jobs on my car. It's not that critical. The main thing you don't want is a perfect straight line from the crank to the pinion. U joints won't work, they bind up. I put everything together, loose and push the snout of the diff to where it looks and feels right. I measured after doing that and was within specs. I took a little extra math to figure specs because of the FM frame rails, just subtract an eighth or so.

    949 has a good reputation for it's parts I'm sure the driveshaft would fit. But many people with "extra" horsepower use the factory ones for 100k. When the "U" joints wear out a brand new Doorman driveshaft is about $230. Doorman shaft has replaceable "U" joints.
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    Good point. Lots of good stuff here. The 949 Racing one is $269.00 which I find also reasonable.

    When I drop my differential I read that if I pull the two back bolts and all but the furthest forward bolt I can swing it two the side for clearance.

    When I start my project I will start a new thread.
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    Re: Rear Wheel Bearings - Potential problems I might encounter!

    Purchased the Royal Purple 75W-90 differential oil and some molybdenum grease as well as a bottle pump to get the oil in the differential today. Also received my C- Clips for the rear wheel bearings. Been doing last minute ordering for items I missed. Ordered the clips that go on the differential end of the axle shafts yesterday.

    I was going to do the differential bushings first but decided I will do the wheel bearings and control arm bushings first. By then I will be into it enough to drop the exhaust and disconnect the PPF to drop the differential.
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    OK, this will be last post on this thread and I am starting a new one. I have begun the overhaul and everthing will be posted there.
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