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dabac has it right, in principle.
But this raises a corollary question. If the distance between the axle flanges (where the inner bearing race would seat) is greater than the distance between the hub inner faces (where the outer bearing race would seat), then there's no way to properly locate the outer races. Drive the shell too deep or leave it too shallow, you've introduced axial load too. (Assuming the shells are press-fit.)
The reason I preferred the shim is that a dislocation of .005 is better than a dislocation of 0.030.
How tight are the shells in the hub?
If the shells can float I think I'd leave the shims out.
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers
Last edited by DMF; 06-11-08 at 10:21 AM.