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Low Range Off-Road Solid Pinion Spacer - 8" Clamshell 2005+


Solid Pinion Spacers take the place of conventional crush sleeves in setting bearing preload. They are slightly shorter than a crushed crush sleeve and are shimed to proper depth.

Toyota has used solid spacers in their strongest axles for many years with proven results.  Use them when rebuilding your 8" Clamshell.

Why Use a Solid Pinion Spacer?

While crush sleeves can be used with success, they have several flaws:

  • It takes between three and four hundred ft. lbs of torque to crush a crush sleeve.  For some with limited tooling this can be impossible to achieve.  Because Solid Spacer Preload is set by adding shims, installation does not require such high torque.
  • Crush Sleeves are known to continue to collapse over time.  This means that the preload setting on the pinion shaft can change time and need adjusting.  If you run your pinion flange into a rock you will likely crush your sleeve further as well.  Solid Spacers never shift in length and will not loosen over time.
  • Crush sleeves can not be reused.  If you have to rebuild again in the future or if your installation does not go well the first time and you have to tear it down again, you can reuse your solid spacer again and again.
  • With a Solid Spacer you can change a leaking pinion seal without needing to reset the crush sleeve. 

In Short: Solid Spacers reduce the risk of overtighening your pinion nut while ensureing a reliably stable pinion load.

Front Differential: Toyota 8" Reverse Clamshell

Pinion Spline Count: 29

Number of Ring Gear Bolts: 10

Fits the following:

  • 2003-2017 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003-2009 Lexus GX470
  • 2005-2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • 2002-2010 Toyota Prado 120
  • 2003-2017 Toyota Hilux Surf
  • 2005-2010 Toyota Hilux
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX460
  • Manufactured by: Low Range Off-Road

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