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Old 12-04-2019, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60 Gear Pattern Check

I am re-gearing the front Dana 60 on my 2001 Ram 2500 to 4.56 gears. I am new to gear installs, so I am looking for some feedback on the current gear pattern, and my next move. I ran out of time to dial in the backlash, so its still too sloppy at 0.012”. Based on the research that I have done, it looks like I need to increase the pinion shim slightly to get the drive side moved away from the heel, and the coast side closer away from the toe. Am I on the right train of thought? Any feedback would be great!




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Old 12-04-2019, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks close. Get the backlash where it needs to be and recheck, also don’t go so heavy on the paint.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Byro! I tightened the BL up to .006, and tried to brush some of the paint off. I also used a pry bar between the ring gear and the case to add resistance to try to get a little better contact pattern.


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Old 12-09-2019, 11:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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are you applying any resistance t the carrier(disk and calipers mounted for ex) when you are turning it? I remember reading there needs to be a bit of fricton when trying to get a pattern. Sorry if Im off, its been a while since I regeared my axle
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