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Gear Pattern

rangermidtn

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City, State
Smyrna TN
Year, Model & Trim Level
2004 Explorer XLT 4x4
Can someone look at these and tell me what you think of the pattern?
I have a .030 pinion shim and .010 backlash.
Coast side
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Drive side
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Coast side pattern left on gear
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Drive side pattern left on gear
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turboexplorer

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Eagle Mountain, UT
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98' XLT 5.0L 4X4
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Looks good you have a nice pattern that feathers out towards the heal and toe and does not have a sharp edge near the face or the flank. :D
 




FR-425

Used to be a road here.
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Looks good, not too deep and on center.

The open diff has got to go though. .. ..
 




boominXplorer

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00 4x4 Mounty
Looks good but run it around a few times more with putting pressure on the ring gear as is spins to help smush out a clean pattern. Then you can check the pattern in a few spots around the ring.
 




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