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Diff gear set-up

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have a link or a reference to an article detailing how exactly to set up rear gears? You know the ones with the pics of the pattern where the pinion is running, where to shim what and when? Im having a little trouble figuring it out by trial and error.

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    Mike


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  2. Mudzer

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    Mike,

    Check Randys Ring and Pinion at http://www.ring-pinion.com/TechLibrary.html This page has some very useful info in setting up your dif. Click on the link above then go to Four Critical Ring and Pinion Settings. This should help you in setting up your gears.

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  3. BlazerBoy

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    Just a tip that I learned to setting up my rearends. I took the old Bearing and machined it out just a tad so that it didnt have to be pressed in and out (since it isnt good for the bearing anyway) every time to change the shims. So there for I could Play around with the shims until I go the correct pattern then take it in and have it pressed on once....

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  4. AZK5

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    I like using the GM shop manual. I have the full set for the 1986 Trucks. They tell you every detail of what to do.
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