I worked for this one jackass who was pretty demented. He said it was like eating an oyster, but when he said it, he made a slurping sound that 1) made me think he actually does it, and 2) damn near made me throw up.
Yes, exactly. I can’t recall the size of the preload shim off the top of my head, but 0.005” sounds about right. All it does it load the diff in the housing to account for gear separation forces as torque is sent though the gears.
You shouldn’t, proper installs DO yield quiet gears. I’ve done about ten installs on Fox, SN95, and S197 8.8 axels with various ratios and diffs and none of them whined. I did follow the service manuals to a “T” using the proper tools. Only a couple of those cars where on OEM suspensions, and...
Made this because I have a problem with stupid neighborhood cats walking all over my cars. 99% of the time, it's after I wash them, and because I'm in the desert, it always happens when they're covered in dust & dirt. No garage at the moment, so hey, **** me right??