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5.12\'s - to space or not to space?
Since I'm jumping from 31's to 33's, the 4.16 t-case just won't cut it anymore. So I'm installing 5.12's to get some creepy-crawly action.
Now I'm a little confused by the different stuff I've been hearing, so I'll ask all you geared folks what you did.
I'm preparing everything I need to install 5.12's in my Sam. I know about the need for "cans" or "tubes" to hold the cross pins in. But I've seen a few products that also include "ring spacers".
After talking with a couple vendors, they informed me that the ring needs to be spaced out, slightly, to keep the pinion centered correctly. If the ring isn't spaced, the pinion will be too far to one side not allowing room for adjustment, or so they say. Of course, each has a slightly different way of accomplishing this.
After examining the 3.73s and 5.12s and putting them (loosely) in the carrier, I can sorta see what they mean.
So, what are all of you doing? I just want to get it right the first time.
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