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  1. Hi Guys, I did do a search and can't find anyone who had this problem, I've probably done something dumb wrong and that is why I'm posting here for help, need to get this back together before Matsuri this weekend. So I took the diff out, popped the centre out, took the crown wheel off, undid those 2 screws underneath where the crown wheel was, and got too where the shim is. Now at this point I understand you can take it apart further and get to a shim on both sides, but from what I understand you don't need to do this and you can simply add a shim or 2 straight onto one side only. So at this point I measured the old shim to find it was 0.8mm, and I want this diff to be locked, its not going in a street car, just a drift car so I threw in 2 x 1.01mm shims to make sure it locked the diff. This puts the total shims size at 2.82mm on the crown wheel side and probably another 0.8mm on the side behind the spider gears. At this point I put the centre back together with a rattle gun and then checked the torques with a torque wrench, everything is looking good and I'm getting excited but then I went to re-install the centre into the housing and I can not for the life of me get it back in. I tried and tried and tried, all different ways, watched heaps of youtube videos etc, read so many threads about doing this and did not hear of anyone having so much trouble getting it back into the housing. In the process I slightly damaged 2 of the bearing shims (they are slightly bent but nothing major, I believe they will straighten out once I get it back together. Anyway I took it all apart again under the assumption that 2.82 mm was to much and I took out the original 0.8 mm shim and left just the 2 x 1.01 mm shims in. It still wont go back together. Has anyone had a similar problem, Do I need to use less shims? I want to make sure it is locked, but should I take it apart and change to just the original 0.8mm shim + 1 x 1.01mm shim and see how that goes or is there tricks to get these centres in under these conditions. I'm using a press to slightly spread the housing (like a case spreaded) and allow a little more room. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys, Jesse.