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Unread 05-16-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Dana 44 backlash help

Hey JF,

I'm finishing up my D44 ring and pinion and I need some opinions about the backlash I have. I installed a Richmond ring and pinion which calls for .008 - .012 of backlash. I have .011. I guess I'm ok because I'm within spec but I'm wondering if it's better to be closer to .008 or am I ok where I'm at?

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Unread 05-16-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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Did you check it in several places?

If you did and .011 is the biggest reading I wouldn't worry about unless you just wanted to get it tighter.
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Unread 05-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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Did you check it in several places? If you did and .011 is the biggest reading I wouldn't worry about unless you just wanted to get it tighter.
Yes, I checked it in a few places and every time was the same. I just don't know if I should make it tighter or let it be?
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It won't hurt to tighten it up a bit. I always shoot for the low side of the tolerance.
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It won't hurt to tighten it up a bit. I always shoot for the low side of the tolerance.
That's kinda what I thought but then I thought if it's on the tighter side could they prematurely wear? I think I could possibly be splitting hairs but just wanted to see what others who have done this thought?
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What does the pattern look like? Closing up the BL usually moves the pattern toward the toe.
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Unread 05-16-2014, 10:04 PM   #7
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[QUOTE="80cj"]What does the pattern look like? Closing up the BL usually moves the pattern toward the toe.[/

what u think?
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I would leave it at that!!
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I would leave it at that!!
Button it up and run it then? I hear people talk about "wear in" and I guess I'm questioning myself?
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I would leave it at that!!
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I wouldn't touch that.
Don't overthink what your doing. If the picture is good and the backlash is within tolerances, button it up and call it good.
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That's a solid pattern.
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Unread 05-16-2014, 11:31 PM   #12
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X2 I wouldn't touch that. Don't overthink what your doing. If the picture is good and the backlash is within tolerances, button it up and call it good.
Ok thanks! I was overthinking a bit cause I want this to be right the first time.
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Thanks for the help fellas!
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