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 Post subject: Diff shims
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Hey, i have a set of 3.89 diff gears i am wanting to put into my au xr8, i am having trouble finding a shim kit. i found these on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-COMMO ... 7675.l2557

The listing has ended now but it stated for Beam axel only, i have IRS..is there a difference in the shims? can anyone link me to a set that would work
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 Post subject: Re: Diff shims
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:57 pm 
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IRS diffs have screw in type side carrier bearing holders.
Crawl under and have a look....you'll see what I mean.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Diff shims
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:00 pm 
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hmm so does that mean shims are not needed for irs?
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 Post subject: Re: Diff shims
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Shims are needed for pinion height though....they are like tin ones.
Sometimes they are under the Pinion inner bearing, or under the inner bearing cup.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Diff shims
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:02 am 
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Awesome thanks :) would you be able to possibly link to some of the pinion shims i could buy?
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 Post subject: Re: Diff shims
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:07 pm 
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Obvious one is the Ford dealer....as for others, Diff Trans Spares
http://www.yelp.com.au/biz/diff-trans-s ... th-windsor
Maybe they can help....?????

 

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