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Re: ? about setting up gears in dana60?
a machined flat tool across the bearing caps flat surface, measure from that to the end of the pinion. ( basically measuring from teh centerline of ring gear)
this is pretty simple, but hard to get accurate, you must have the bearings installed, and torque the pinion nut to proper torque to get a true reading.
are you sure your gears say 1 and 2? mine says like 2.562?
I got the instructions from Randys and they help alot, but there are some specifics im still unsure about.
you need to get a book or service manual or maybe a buddy close by to help you a little.
settingthe pinion depth is just the first step, then the backlash must fall within 6-10 thou, then the pinion bearing preload, then the carrier bearing preload, these things must all exist together, or a best compromise between some might have to be made, along with a good pattern.
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