Don't worry, you're not ruffling my feathers. I'm sitting on my couch waiting patiently for your updates. I feel bad for you, cause you gotta do all the work.
Yeah, after reading the Yukon manual, and thinking a bit more about it: I'm gonna put it somewhere in between runs 'D' and 'C'(a little deeper than H).I dont like run J
I don't know why they don't. They obviously run a contact pattern before they package them up and decide which line the set will be sold under. It had a marking paint on it when I pulled it out of the package for the 1st time.It's more the shape of the pattern that counts. That's why I said I wished they included a pattern when they were built.
I probably could have gotten away with using what I had, using the old slinger from the previous install, or get a new one on the way. I have a ton to do over the next week and a half, and spending this long on one axle got frustrating. I also have new shims on the way. After this many times running a pattern, the shims are getting worked: especially the outer pinion shims. It's probably a good thing to take a break on it and focus on something else for a bit. Lessons learned and I have numbers that will make it a quick finish when I get the parts in.When I found out my master install kit didn't include the slinger or baffle, I ordered extras. I think you are wise to remove the ring gear and check for flatness.
Thanks! Welcome to the forums from Indiana just outside of Chi-raq.nice project. I wish you success