Originally Posted by watchunglava
same thing here man . on one side i put the plate underneath. on the other i put it on top.
when i put the second side together it was obvious the metal plate goes on top of the red bushing. i went back to the otherside and the metal plate was all bent up cause i put it on wrong. after fixing it and tightening everything up im pretty sure it bent back into place. it feels fine. next time i hae the car up on ramps or stands ill recheck everything.
I found this thread today after doing a search as I found it hard to believe that this problem was not experienced by many others.
Well I purchased my kit last February and just did the install as I had carpal tunnel surgery last spring and have had complications. I followed the included instructions to the letter as I have always believed Perrin products to be of the highest quality and thoroughly sorted out.
Well as I torqued the subject mentioned bolts to the required 100 ft. lbs. the problem became obvious. What pisses me off the most is that I assessed the situation with the bushing installed on top of the original, as instructed in the supplied instruction sheet, before torquing down and I was a little concerned as I could see that a portion of the bushing was overhanging. But I put my faith in Perrin instructions before my own common sense.
(lesson learned) Well I disassembled everything when it became apparent that something was wrong and then discovered that the plate on top of the stock bushing was removable.
I straightened the distorted plates and reassembled everything.
This should have never happened.
While doing the Rear Diff Lockout installation I also installed my Perrin rear Differential cover. Never was the removable vent mentioned in the included instructions. Additionally, I suspect that when I do the next fluid change I will be removing the cover in order to fabricate a proper vent shield/fluid deflector.
I write lesson plans to be used in firearms and armorer instruction and fully understand the importance of accuracy in the details.
I have spent a lot of money on Perrin products along with recommending these products over other brands to many other enthusiasts.
My confidence in Perrin products has been substantially reduced due to this experience.