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14 bolt gear pattern opinion

Discussion in 'Differential & Driveline' started by Curt, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Curt

    Curt Junior Member

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    I need opinions,please.First gear set up.New bearings,gears,locker.

    Backlash at .006

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    Looks about right to me. Maybe a tic of pinion shim. Were you able to measure pinion depth, or just repeating what was already there?
     
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    I went with the external shim that the original gear set/housing used.Not to sure how to measure pinion depth without the tool that goes in place of carrier bearings.Is there a way?
     
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    You'd have to check the gear manufacturer's instructions. Most aftermarket companies use a different system than GM. Either way, you need tools to do it. Since it looks like you're about 95% of the way there I'd just follow the instructions for the shimming to get the contact pattern right.
     
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    That’s awesome.Thanks for your help.
     
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