01-19-2008, 09:58:45 PM
where can you buy pinion shims or a pinion shim assortment? the ones i got in my richmond kit arent what i need. i got the td pinion measuring kit and i need 0.862 on the pinion. and with a .039 shim i get 0.864 measurement, so i figure with a .037 shim will get me the 0.862 measurement. i dont know if the 2thousanths will hurt my rear but i dont know what the plus or minus that is acceptable.
01-20-2008, 09:12:12 PM
You could try it with that shim and see what the pattern looks like, apparently sometimes the required shim does vary from what the tool says.
For what its worth I just set up a set of used GM gears and the pinion seemed like it was .002" or so too deep, but with .012 of backlash they run completely silent.
01-20-2008, 10:23:08 PM
i went to a local gm dealer that still had them and they just borrowed me their assortment and did not charge me for what i needed.