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Author Topic:   Setup 9" with solid spacer
dode
Member
posted February 16, 2003 05:30 PM
Ok, I have setup a few 9" center sections before, but never with a solid spacer. How do I go about getting the correct bearing preload, and what do I want to torque the pinion nut to with this setup? Thanks.

John

malibuchevy2
Member
posted February 16, 2003 07:02 PM
you need to use shims with the spacer to get the right preload i put them together by feel and had good luck with them but they say when you turn the pinion the preload should 15 inch pounds with old bearing and 25 inch pound with new bearing on the pinionand for the pinion nut i get them tight


dode
Member
posted February 16, 2003 07:11 PM
right, I understand that. How much do you torque the pinion nut though?

Thanks.

John

dode
Member
posted February 20, 2003 08:21 AM
Can anyone tell me how much to torque the pinion nut?

John

doug demoss
Member
posted February 20, 2003 08:54 AM
At Quick performance we use those spacers. We ad or subtract shims until we get 15inlbs.15in.lbs. works with new or used bearings in pinion support preload.After that use can tighten the pinion nut to 150 to 200 foot lbs..We sell those kits for 19.95. 515-232-0126


dode
Member
posted February 20, 2003 10:50 AM
you know doug...more members are great, and I appreciate your imput, but must you try and sell something or advertise your business in every post you make? If you want to advertise on the site, why don't you do it like the others do?

John

widebody
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posted February 20, 2003 02:15 PM
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dode;
One thing I found is that if you use a new seal on the pinion that the hold/grip of the seal will be higher than the 12-15 or (25 new)inch pounds used for setting the bearing drag. Leave the seal install until the very end.. Also dont use gear oil or grease on the bearings that adds a ton of drag. Just a light coating of oil or wd-40..

Good luck!! Widebody

dode
Member
posted February 20, 2003 02:22 PM
Thanks for the tip!!

John

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