How much slack is too much in a differential?
Ok guys, i know i have been asking a lot of questions here lately, but I have another one. After the install of the lock rite in the rear axle (IFS width toyota 8") I notice that I have some sloop back there. Now, the front has the same exact setup and once the hubs are locked in, you can only move the yoke, by hand, about 1/4" at most before it stops. The rear axle, i can turn it almost a quarter of a turn before it stops. That seems like a lot of slack back there and all I did was install the locker and put the carrier back together the exact same way as I removed it. The bearing retainers and lock was put back in the same location as per the instructions. Never tested the slack before the install but just noticed it afterwards. It makes 2wd turning very difficult as the slack in diff will go limp then catch as the tranny keeps spinning and makes the jeep jump. Once it jumps once, the locker kicks in and not only starts to stop the jeep but when the slack comes out again, it launches the jeep again and agin until i clutch it and start over and make sure I keep preasure on the rear axle (by using the granny gear and constant preasure). If need be, i can drop the rear drive line and take a short video of the amount of slack I have but I would like to know how much slack is too much. I have been searching online and havn't found anything solid and will be making further phone calls to shops but would like to try here. Thanks.
1972 CJ5 AMC 304, NP435, Twin Stick Dana 300, Toyota 8" front and rear, both with 4:56's and lock rights, 35" BFG KM2's, toyota rear springs on all 4 corners.
Photos to ALL build pictures of the jeep. Not in order for the first few pages. http://photobucket.com/1972JeepCj5