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Properly setting up gears takes time and patience, or lots of experience. We don't really possess any of these qualities, so we loaded up our Jeep and parts and headed to the experts at MIT, where virtually every technician descended on our junk. While Mike Cope and Moises Prado put our YJ on the lift and tore apart the frontend, technician Christian Garcia expertly regeared the 8.25. That big contraption was used to hold the pinion yoke still under the nearly 500 lb-ft required to crush the crush sleeve when setting the pinion-bearing preload.