Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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It's called a "slinger", and yes, it's just to protect the soft lip of the seal from sumberged logs (oh, wait - this isn't on muddy's truck [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ).
I'd hook you up, but I'm using the only one I have on the axle I'm about to install under my truck. It would take me a few days to track one down & ship it. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
My diff kit didn't come with carrier bearing shims, either, but I got lucky and the guy setting up the gears was able to get it to spec with the shims I had. I do have a few spares of them that I could send, but you have to have the pinion installed permanently before you get to the carrier setup (backlash).