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LOL. We've already had a spat or two. She likes to stand over me and tell me I'm doing it wrong. She does not, however, like it when I ask "Do YOU want to do it?" in response.

Our house was last painted in the 70's (it was my grandparents' house) so it was long overdue for a makeover.

On to Shade's work here. I have a front diff, driveshaft, and 2wd/4wd switch for @PowerStroke70's 450 all boxed up, along with some 300 bits, including gasket sets for both his 88 and this 97 for my daughter.

Something interesting. As I unpacked everything last night to put it in one box to send on to Shade, I found the Winderosa gasket kit that I ordered, and also a Quadboss gasket set. Quadboss? In my experience, usually not great quality. I ordered the gaskets from two different places, because the cheaper place only had one listed (ebay). I searched by Winderosa part number, which is 811900.

Apparently the Quadboss gaskets and Winderosa gaskets are just in different packaging. Same part number, but more importantly, exact same bar code. That means they are the EXACT SAME PART, just in different packaging.

Just something to keep in mind when ordering gaskets in the future. Search for the Winderosa part number, find the UPC code, and then search by the UPC code and you might get a cheaper option where they've been packaged under a different brand.

Anyhow, gasket kits with engine seals, air filters, and transfer case seals are in the box with Powerstroke's 450 stuff, and are on the way.

Heading to the post office now to mail it priority because Fedex apparently doesn't want to get in any hurry to pick it up (they were supposed to get it Friday, didn't show, and now they're saying tomorrow if I schedule a pickup this morning).
i've seen quadboss around, never used their product though ?, never knew this was the same as winderosa though ?, maybe another name for '' all balls '' ?, I doubt it though, winderosa says made in '' usa '' ?, where is '' all balls is china..lol.
I know for a fact winderosa is a good product, used them many times in the past on my engine builds, mainly for oil seals though, and a couple gasket kits here and there. namura gasket kit are good as well, which is what I used in powerstrokes motor. they make decent pistons as well.

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Interesting.

I have a feeling most of these companies in the aftermarket stuff (bearings, rack bags, gaskets, carbs, brake pads etc) all just repackage and sell stuff under their name. I doubt any of them actually manufacture anything.

The trick is, finding what they have that is good, and avoid what they have that is bad.

For example, the Caltric 300 diff gears look great. Their bearings that come with the gears are crap.

The Quadboss ujoints for the rear driveshafts are chinese crap. Apparently their gaskets kits are Made in the US.

I guess ultimately trial, error, and research are the only means to figure out what to use and what not to use.
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Interesting.

I have a feeling most of these companies in the aftermarket stuff (bearings, rack bags, gaskets, carbs, brake pads etc) all just repackage and sell stuff under their name. I doubt any of them actually manufacture anything.

The trick is, finding what they have that is good, and avoid what they have that is bad.

For example, the Caltric 300 diff gears look great. Their bearings that come with the gears are crap.

The Quadboss ujoints for the rear driveshafts are chinese crap. Apparently their gaskets kits are Made in the US.

I guess ultimately trial, error, and research are the only means to figure out what to use and what not to use.


Yes all over the place. Iíve never had bad luck with the Winderosa stuff. Wheel bearings I only buy OEM. Diff bearings Iíve ran a few sets of all balls with no problems, I figure when they are bathed in gear oil they stand a much better chance of lasting lol.

Ideally Iíd just buy all OEM everything but like everyone else here, Iím not made of money.


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well, if they do ?, they at least make their oil seals a lot better than their bearings !!..lol.
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well, if they do ?, they at least make their oil seals a lot better than their bearings !!..lol.


Yeah Iíve never had any problems with them and the gaskets seem to be cut correctly and all that. I know when I had the motor apart on my Can-am I spoke with a few experienced motor builders and they said to go with OEM gaskets over the Winderosa but I never really questioned why, maybe for the newer model stuff they arenít as good. IIRC the complete Winderosa kit was around $200 and the OEM set was $400 for that machine. Ouch.


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well, if they do ?, they at least make their oil seals a lot better than their bearings !!..lol.


Yeah Iíve never had any problems with them and the gaskets seem to be cut correctly and all that. I know when I had the motor apart on my Can-am I spoke with a few experienced motor builders and they said to go with OEM gaskets over the Winderosa but I never really questioned why, maybe for the newer model stuff they arenít as good. IIRC the complete Winderosa kit was around $200 and the OEM set was $400 for that machine. Ouch.


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I have used winderosa oil seal kits, and gasket kits in the past, they seemed to be good. we all know oem is best !, but when money becomes an issue ?, well....lol. I use namura gasket kits a lot over the years, they work good for me, spec for the price !. I will NOT use any products that have '' all balls '' stamped on the package ever again !..lol. this is not saying they won't put '' all balls '' products in a winderosa, or namura package ?!..lol. but i'm not right out buying anything with '' all balls '' on there !..lol.
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No Balls for me too ! I bought All Balls before and felt tea bagged afterwards LOL
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and felt tea bagged afterwards LOL
My wife gave me this shirt a couple of years ago. I don't think we've beat LSU in ANY sport since I got the shift.
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and felt tea bagged afterwards LOL
My wife gave me this shirt a couple of years ago. I don't think we've beat LSU in ANY sport since I got the shift.


That's cold ! Karma and Voodoo are for real , you'll got the Tea Bagger Hex .
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