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Dropping the Rear End out of the Trans Am.

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    So i want to drop the rear end out the Trans am Rear End and all axle tubes with the wheels and all plus not getting hit in the face with the coils . I could tow my car to the shop where i work at but theres no reason to when the driveshaft is out already and towing is expensive + i want to learn first hand to do this myself plus i have so many tools in my garage .I can do everything else but this dang this is frustrating on being a newb to dropping the Rear end. I've got to rebuild the complete 12 bolt diffrential on the car and its cheaper to let the warranty deparment check out the 12 bolt way accross town. So i have to drop the diffrential and if they see its a defective part then they are going to replace it for free .. so whats the best way to drop this guys and please be detailed i am an engine guy not a diffrential guy . Thanks
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    Check out the sticky up top in the drivetrain section. Anymore questions after reading that post up here

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    Yes! i was looking for a sticky thanks

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    looks easier than dropping my driveshaft . id much rather rebuild my diffrential with all that out of my car and on the bench at my house than on the ground for hours when i have no lift at home . howi read the sticky its nice but when all the bolts are out how do u not get the coil to jump out at you is there a special trick to this one or do they just fall out when its all loosed up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 402 Guru View Post
    looks easier than dropping my driveshaft . id much rather rebuild my diffrential with all that out of my car and on the bench at my house than on the ground for hours when i have no lift at home . howi read thhe sticky its nice but when all the bolts are out how do u not get the coild to jump out at you is there a special trick to this one or do they just fall out when its all loosed up?
    The coil will just come out when you let the rear end hang. There will be no tension on it at all with the suspension is unloaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    The coil will just come out when you let the rear end hang. There will be no tension on it at all with the suspension is unloaded.
    yep, just lower the rear a little bit and the coil will come right out. Make sure you detach the brake lines mounted on the drivers side frame rail and don't stretch/break that hose.

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    undo shocks, and swaybars and the coils should (almost) fall right out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2blk2drs View Post
    undo shocks, and swaybars and the coils should (almost) fall right out
    Don't need to undo anything to get the springs out. I replaced my rear springs in 10 minutes.
    Jack up the car using the diff, support the car using stands, allow the rearend to hang down.

    Removing the rearend is fairly simple as well, but will take more time. And it helps to have an extra set of hands available to balance it.
    I have installed one myself with the car on stands....that was a bit of a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Don't need to undo anything to get the springs out. I replaced my rear springs in 10 minutes.
    Jack up the car using the diff, support the car using stands, allow the rearend to hang down.

    Removing the rearend is fairly simple as well, but will take more time. And it helps to have an extra set of hands available to balance it.
    I have installed one myself with the car on stands....that was a bit of a pain.
    Yes, I removed and installed mine completely solo. That probably adds a few hours on the install time as you have you get out from under the car to move the jack 1/4" Having a buddy there to help will get things moving much faster.

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    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20560

    I know you already found the link, but I posted it here for reference anyways. Like mentioned, much easier to do if you have a buddy around. Nothing really difficult about removing/installing it all though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20560

    I know you already found the link, but I posted it here for reference anyways. Like mentioned, much easier to do if you have a buddy around. Nothing really difficult about removing/installing it all though.
    Awesome you Guys are the Bomb thanks for the refrences i have done everything to this track car / street only vehicle it was just a matter of time Before these track only gears and race only bearings were goin out 300+ passes in the 1/4 mile .
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