Differential Shims for Lokka

Joe Average

Test Drive
Putting a Lokka into the front of my gen 1. Pretty straight forward job so far. However I need shims for the side gears. I need to add about .012 on each side to get it smack dab in the middle of the Lokka specs. Right now it's significantly over at .180 total (for anybody whose done this and knows what I'm talking about) Does anybody know of a shim kit for this job? I have found info for gen 2 saying "order this kit" but haven't found any such info for gen 1. I'm going to bring the existing shim to an axle shop and see if they have something matching. Does Nissan sell these shims in different thicknesses? Anybody have to track down these shims before?
 

RM975

Bought an X
Supporting Member
Location
Templeton, Ca
A good source for II Gen Lokka shims was McMaster Carr, which is where I got mine. You'll have to search by dimension.
The internal shimming for that locker isn't going to be a Nissan part.
 

jsexton

Need Bigger Tires
Supporting Member
Location
Lewis Center, OH
I just measured and found the closest pinion shims I could find (also 2nd gen). I posted the p/n on the install how to thread over on tnx.
 

Joe Average

Test Drive
Thanks. Had trouble finding a close match for the gen 1 on the McMaster Carr website. It looks like the Ratech 1100 pinion shim kit is a pretty close fit. I'll order that and give it a try.
 
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