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Old 02-21-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
john rod
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reseting ring gear?

'67 C-10 Suburban, 12 bolt truck, 3.73 open.
after 273K on the clock, the rear is getting very noisy. i am hoping to move the ring gear towards the pinion to take out excess backlash.
my questions are: what does a spreader look like, can i make one, and how far can you spread the housing?
12 bolt shims are very hard to come by, at least in this small town. will anything else work?

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rod in AZ
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: reseting ring gear?

With 273K on the clock you probably need new bearings more than to reshim.
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