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I picked up a 3rd member with 5.43 gears on it for cheap. Don't know if I'll like them but thought I'd give them a go. It's been a little less straight forward of a swap than I intended, I'll spare you all the details. Question is - can I replace the larger OD bearings off of one of my carriers with new smaller OD bearings? I am not certain that the ID is the same for both sizes.

I believe Timken Set 47 is what I want to use if it will work.
 

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Yeah, but I knew that going in. Thought I'd just swap in one of my 28 spline differentials and be done with it, but the bearings on them are bigger. So then I thought I'd just use the bigger bearing carriers, but they will require clearancing around the pinion support.

The new housing is already clearanced, and it wouldn't hurt anything to replace bearings anyhow if that will clear this up.

Thanks for the info, Dan.
 
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