I can't figure out what would be causing this weird pattern I'm getting while trying to setup my Ford 9. I'm a novice when it comes to gear setup, but I have a general idea of whats going on, and the patience/time to make sure everything is perfect before putting it into the jeep. I can't get the contact pattern on the coast side off of the toe regardless of the amount of pinion shim. I checked runout on the backside of the ring gear and get .001-.002. I checked backlash at several places around the gear and get .007 to .010. I have noticed that in order to pull the pinion support, I have to loosen the side adjusters. I did not have to do that with the old gearset. The pinion & support would pull out without needing to loosen the side adjusters. Here's what the pattern looks like.
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