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Old 06-25-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Any interest in shimms.........

for the '05+ Tacomas? Im thinking of machineing some shims, as I have read that some people have a Truck that does not sit level from side to side. They will be made from Aluminum, and fit on top of the spring pack.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Do the Tacomas start to sag in the rear as they get older? I see it every once in a while on the road. I think it looks rediculous.
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Do the Tacomas start to sag in the rear as they get older? I see it every once in a while on the road. I think it looks rediculous.
Any vehicle's springs will sag over time.
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Any vehicle's springs will sag over time.

I have seen some bad sagging though. few inches sometimes.
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Shims? or lift blocks?

And...mount them ontop the spring pak?

I'm confused.....
I don't want to speak for chris, but I think he does mean shims. You place these in the rear under the spring pack. At least, that's what the installers did in my truck. Helps keep vibes down, too, I think.
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I don't want to speak for chris, but I think he does mean shims. You place these in the rear under the spring pack. At least, that's what the installers did in my truck. Helps keep vibes down, too, I think.
Shims & blocks are different.

Shims are sloped to point the pinion to a certain angle to relive driveline vibrations. - installed under the leaf springs.

Blocks wouldn't have a slope and would act like a suspension lift mounted 'underneath' the leafs.
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Shims & blocks are different.

Shims are sloped to point the pinion to a certain angle to relive driveline vibrations. - installed under the leaf springs.

Blocks wouldn't have a slope and would act like a suspension lift mounted 'underneath' the leafs.
My bad...sorry. Just showing my inexperience for you all to know.
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My bad...sorry. Just showing my inexperience for you all to know.
No no ...you were right the first time. Shims get installed to help with vibrations and go under the leaf pak.

Chris mentioned for 'leveling' purposes - and that made me think he was making mini lift blocks.

Although you could have a combination lift block with a non-90degree edge on it to act as a shim. I was just wondering what he meant....
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I have seen some bad sagging though. few inches sometimes.
a lot of guys get a lil overzealous with the hauling and wind up collapsing the leafs-also you could be looking at a truck that was smakked in an accident and the BODY is what's tweeked....some crap body shops will put a pretty face on a wrecked vehicle but do nothing about releveling unless the driver piks up on it!
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