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Old 10-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BentKa View Post
There's no need to shim the satelite/bevel gears any different then stated in the manual when running the updated 35T bevel diff gear.

This applies to the standard plastic, composite and metal gears.
They're all the same size and a direct drop in replacement

I'm old enough to disregard the mfgs' recommendations. For better or worse I grew up in my dads machine shop so I learned about tolerances at a young age. I allow for heat expansion but if I think there is too much slop... I'll shim. Yes the new bevel is thicker, the NT1 metal gears are thicker as well. So if you used the new bevel and metal gears it will be MUCH tighter than the old bevel and composite gears.
Seems like there is room for questions about shimming and it's need based upon each persons situation.
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