Rebuilding a Nissan R200 Differential to be More Drift Happy with Z1 Motorsports!- Part 2: Tuning the Differential and Installing the Ring and Pinion


Everything checks out! We can now proceed to the interesting stuff: tuning the diff to be drift specific.
Now the good stuff. George takes a crack at making some limited slip clutch preload shims out of 0.010″ stainless shim stock.

He uses a clutch disc as a template for the shim and Dykem ink to so he can make score marks telling him where to cut.

The shims are used to increase the preload on the clutches which will increase the initial breakaway torque and shorten the time for the cross shafts to apply clamp force on the clutches via the pressure rings.


The shims are about the same dimensions as the clutch plates so they can apply pressure fully around the plates.

George continues to cut out the shims. He uses aviation shears to cut through the 0.010″ stainless steel shim stock to make 4 shims.
Geroge then drills a hole in the center of the shim so that he can access the center with the aviation shears to cut it out.

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