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Old 10-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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What size axle shim for regular cab?

So I installed an AAL and cranked the 5100's up to 2.5. Now I'm getting a vibration at highway speeds and when coasting downhill with foot off throttle, I'm getting a noise that almost sounds like a strong crosswind. My question is: what size axle shims do I get (2 or 3 degree)? Any other recommendations? Also, can I reuse the existing leaf spring bolt (the one that holds the leaf pack together or do I need one with a larger head?

I've attached some pics of my angle at the rear end and at the transfer case.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Make sure the U bolts are torqued to 80# or so. Most vibes come from not torqing the bolts and nuts tight enough.
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Thanks for the quick response. I will double-check that. I know it's hard to tell from the pics but do the angles look bad? I was reading that the angle on both ends of the driveshaft should be equal but don't fully understand it.
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Thanks for the quick response. I will double-check that. I know it's hard to tell from the pics but do the angles look bad? I was reading that the angle on both ends of the driveshaft should be equal but don't fully understand it.
The angle doesnt look too bad, regardless, I havent had vibes on any vehicle when the bolts were all torqued propperly. No shims needed.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #6
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