Originally Posted by dreamstang
Just curious, you don't think he may still need to reset everything? I would just figure use the same shim pack and check it real good. But you never know if those bearings are identical to the originals. In a prefect world they would be. Like I said just curious for my own future reference.
Your thinking is correct, and he should check the backlash and pattern at the minimum.
Those two checks should tell him if it is out of whack and yes with the bearing variations we get nowadays it is a good idea to check.
I missed the post where he said "all bearings", so yes there could very well be some differences. Sorry man, lot of pain today and I'm not thinking real clear. Thank you once again for watching my back and ensuring my postings are correct. I really appreciate that.
I have replaced several pinion bearings only in the past though and they turned out ok, going back together with no shim changes.
I always had more trouble getting the crush sleeve, to crush and torque properly.
Thankfully, I believe you can get a solid spacer to take its place nowadays.
Anyways, I think you can cover this one ok without me and I'm having a hard time concentrating, so I'm going to crash for a while.