The new Dana Trac-Lok carrier I ordered doesn’t fit. (Supposed to be a standard Dana 60 component) It is overall about 3/16″ shorter than the one that came out of the axle. I didn’t think that would be necessarily wrong, so I looked at the dimension between the carrier shim surface and the ring mounting surface.
Original: 1.255″ New: 1.120″
Comparing the ring side edge of the carrier to the ring mount surface, I get:
Original: 2.266 New: 2.134″
Original: 8-18/32″ (8.5625) New: 8-12/32″ (8.375)
Shim surface to shim surface:
Original: 6-1/2″ (6.5) New: 6-10/32″ (6.3125)
This seems like it will take 3/16″ of extra shims. I don’t think this is right, that is a big hunk of shims. I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish this project today, I’ve gotta get the right carrier.
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