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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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shims ( pinion )

I have to replace my ring & pinion. Can I reuse my old shims in the axle or do I have to buy new ones?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 08:51 PM
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The ones that are in there can be reused, JUST AS LONG AS THEY ARE THE THICKNESS YOU NEED FOR THE NEW R&P. To do a proper installation you will need a selection of shims to be able to set it up properly. The chances are against you using the same shims when you replace parts.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 11:31 PM
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Make sure when you install your new gears you use grease paint to paint the gears and make sure you get a good mesh pattern. Probably the best way to do this is get a book on axles. Thenyou can see pictures of a good mesh pattern. You will however need a new crush collor for the pinion gear because once they crush they cant be reused. hope this helps you out.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 01:41 AM
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Personally, i wouldnt be setting up my first set of gears in an axle i will depend on without supervision from someone who really knows whats going on....


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 09:46 AM
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good advise. find someone to help you who has done lots bucause if you don't get it right you'll be busting your new gears.

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