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14 bolt gear setup heelp needed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by icehole, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. icehole

    icehole Registered Member

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    all the ring and pinion shops tell me to use a 20,000th shim for the pinion depth. i tried that and checked the pattern, way off. the best i have been able to come up with is at 6,000th shim..the 20 leaves the pattern way out on the face of the tooth but centered toe to heel,,the 6,000th is centered pretty good face and flank, but its way to the toe or inside and the coast doesnt change much..could they be wrong or is it me??what size shim did anyone else use??? 14 bolt 10.5 ring gear 5.13 thick gear......help..
     
  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Go to <a target="_blank" href=http://www.differentials.com>www.differentials.com</a> and check out the tech/specs pages for some good info on tooth patterns.
     
  3. Alaska Offroad

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    dont take this the wrong way but 20,000ths is refered to as .020" .... 100,000ths would be .100" and 1,000 would be .001

    as far as the shim goes, you need to look at a set up sheet that came with some aftermarket gears. It will describe how to interpret the pattern you see.

    What is your backlash?

    Just trying to help, please dont get offended, I would never try to be a jerk about tech. stuff ; )
     
  4. icehole

    icehole Registered Member

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    yeagh im not sure what i was thinking when i wrote that...thanks guys i got it together and woking fine...
     

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