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Author Topic:   9 inch crush sleeve .vs. shims
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted January 02, 2005 09:40 PM  
Putting new gears in a 9 inch. I am going to use shims between the pinion bearings instead of the crush sleeve. I would preload the crush sleeve based on pinion nut torque and rotational force of pinion torque.

I imagine with shims I'll still set this up using rotational torque, but how do I know how thick of a stack of shims to use? How do you use the shims?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted January 02, 2005 10:08 PM  
we usually make a spacer to replace the crush sleeve( make it like .030 to .040 shorter than the crush sleeve) then shim from there. go with the same rolling torque as with the crush sleeve, a little less if you're installing used bearings. everything should always be adjusted a little "free-er" with used bearings


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted January 03, 2005 07:59 AM  
Another option is to put it together with a crush sleeve. set everything up then take it apart and have a spacer made to the same dims as the crush sleeve. Or at least use the crush sleeve to set up your spacer/shim pack length.

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