I could sure use some opinions on my rear end setup.
Starting with 05 Nissan 350z with OEM open diff.
Bought junkyard pumpkin, Quaife LSD and 4.083 Nissan gears.
I have made setup bearings for the pinion shaft, got carrier preload in spec, backlash in spec, pinion bearing preload is in spec, took my first quick gear pattern to determine pinion depth and got these pics.
I am a little put off being a first timer becuase there are a few different things the pattern can mean and I know each adjustment effects something else too. My first instinct was I need to remove pinion shim to get drive side pattern away from the toe but the more I look at this and other patterns on the internet I feel like I could stay with this setting the way it is.
Also when I get to installation day, what's the plan to identify the matching points on the driveshaft vs. the "new" pumpkin in case the factory driveshaft has not got a paint mark on it?
Thanks in advance!