I just pulled the carrier out my D60 to put inner seals in. There was no a single shim in there! After removing the bearing caps, the carrier came out without any major effort (just a tug) using just my hands. Other than needing 2 more hands to keep the bearing races in place, it went back in by hand too. No bumping with a mallet required. Now, I’m thinking I’m screwed. I’ve never heard of a carrier with NO shims. It’s always been my understanding that the carrier is a bit over sized so you can use shims to move the ring left and right relative to the pinion. I figure someone has been in here and just said “screw the shims, too much trouble”, and pitched them. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif Now what? The wear on the ring and pinion looks fine to my untrained eye so it seems that the little I’ve used it has caused no damage. I can feel no play in the carrier by hand. So, what do I do? Say screw it and run it since this is a low speed off-road only rig? Get a set of shims, a setup kit, marking compound, dial indicator, etc and try to set it up? Without a starting point, how does one go about doing that?