First pic shows how far the axle is still out with the c clips and pin in the diff .
Next is with the bracket right showing how off it is . Last pic how much Id need to space it to center it .
What do we think is the issue here ?
I definitely don't mind shimming it . I just want to make sure that's the fix .If your issue isn't the axle, then it is common to need a few shims between the axle bracket and caliper bracket to center it over the axle. I had to do it even with factory axle brackets. Just on one side.
Yeah I had read that with the Mosers that's sometimes there was an issue getting the pin in . But I was able to push it right in with my finger no issue .I thought those brackets were supposed to be "bolt on" and go. But, as with all aftermarket products, when you mismatch brands, they don't always play well together. I too have shims using the disc brackets, but I did the bracket flip too. As long as the axles seat correctly with the clips and pins, I would shim it and not worry about it.
Now, I did have to file the endsame of my axles to have enough room to slide my pin in. Some aftermarket axles have more meat on the "buttons" of the axle end (that's a Joe term).
I had to go to work but either tonight at 3am or tomorrow I'm gonna pull an axle quick to compare .I've read that the NRC brackets do need shimming, but usually a washer's width. That looks like almost 1/2" of spacing you need.
What's the overall length of the axle you are using? 29.25"?
8.8 . I have 10.9s I got that are a little longer so I can shim if I need to and still have the same engagement thread wise .my moser 31 splines work fine with the drums, so they should be the right length.
the nrc shimming thing, as mentioned, is common. they probably patterned the thing on a flipped stock sn setup. looks like it only needs 1 hardened or maybe 2 normal washers though if that (dont know the size/pitch of those bolts, but looks like 1.5-2 threads?). make sure those are grade 8 or better (rarely see a bright finished grade 8, and the o.e. stuff is stronger and silver zinc'ed instead of the normal grade 8 yellow zinc)
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