Re: Can someone tell me if this gear pattern is ok.
From what I can tell, it looks like the pattern is way down on the toe, possibly even running off the toe. Also looks like it may be a little high. Your preload sounds good and your backlash is good, but you are going to have to change pinion depth. I'd remove .005 from the pinion depth and see where that gets you. You may need a little more than that. Move the pinion first, then see if you need to swap a little (.003) across the carrier. I know you are probably tired of dealing with this (You did hope you'd be told "that's good enough" right?), but you'll be better off doing it "right" now. Some 4x4 shops would ship the pattern you have now calling it "good enough", I wouldn't.
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