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setting up gears isnt that difficult, granted parts are alot heavier for a D80 compared to a 30/44/60. its very time consuming for someone that has never done one before. your best bet is to buy to set of carrier bearings and make yourself a set of "set up bearings". if you need to know how google it. the only real "specialty" tools youll need are a splitbearing puller, magnetic base/dial indicator, and micrometer. a case spreader helps out considerable, especially when trying to do this under the truck. (i usually pull the whole axle out) a pinion depth gauge is handy but not necessary. check out pirate4x4 for a great write up on "how-to's" of gear set up. sometimes your time is worth the couple hundred extra to have a shop set it up and the peace of mind.
01 24v, 6spd, 4x4 Valair kevlar/ceramic, egt/boost/fp gauages, AD165, SO VP44, powerpuck, HBS 2.5", 35" hankook RT03's, 3rd gen brakes