1 Drain rear end of gear oil and remove stock cover.
2 Check all internal components for visible excessive wear, cracks, etc.
3 If using the OPTIONAL Bearing Cap Stud Kit do the following:
A. Remove original bolts holding the caps
B. Install Studs, and torque studs in to the housing to 10ft/lbs (120 in/lbs)
C. Re-Install bearing caps and torque nuts to 60-75ft/lbs
4 Thoroughly clean the gasket surface of the housing.
5 For best results we recommend running a bottoming tap.
through each bolt position. This will ensure that each bolt torques properly.
6 Back Load Bolts out to clear the bearing caps, but do not remove them, failing to do so may damage the cover or bearing caps.
7 Install the 74 Performance Rear End Girdle with the supplied gasket, bolts and washers.
8 Torque the mounting bolts to 25ft/lb.
9 Screw the two load bolts in by hand until they make contact with the bearing caps.
10 Torque the load bolts to 5 ft/lbs (60 in/lbs) MAXIMUM, excessive torque will result in distorted bearing caps. DO NOT OVER TORQUE THE LOAD BOLTS! Then snug the jamb nuts to lock the Load Bolt.
11 Fill the rear end with gear oil using the provided fill hole on the TA Rear Cover, until fluid runs out of the factory fill hole on the side of the differential