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Old 09-10-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Question SHIMS...Help

Hey guys,

I'm installing my AAL with TSB in the rear of the truck, and going ahead with installing 3* Toytec shims to prevent any vibes.

Might be a stupid question, but which way to the shims go in? Thick end towards the front of the truck? My buddy and I installed them this way and it looks funny, we're second guessing ourselves.

Please help!
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ya you second guessed correctly. thick ends to the back of the truck. you want the plum to point up.

Did you get the toytec shims? If so thats what I have and it came with instructions.
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ya you second guessed correctly. thick ends to the back of the truck. you want the plum to point up.

Did you get the toytec shims? If so thats what I have and it came with instructions.
Doesn't the thick end go towards the front of the truck?
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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Doesn't the thick end go towards the front of the truck?
No. Thin side tward the front.
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I may also have to install some shims to get rid of a small vibration, good to know. Thin side toward the front.
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the ones from toytec has a cavity cut out, i'm assuming that faces up. Is that correct?
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the ones from toytec has a cavity cut out, i'm assuming that faces up. Is that correct?
Yes
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the ones from toytec has a cavity cut out, i'm assuming that faces up. Is that correct?
ya like Chris said. That cavity is so you can get i past the leaf spring bolt...at least that what it seams like when i installed mine.
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Hey guys,

I'm installing my AAL with TSB in the rear of the truck, and going ahead with installing 3* Toytec shims to prevent any vibes.

Might be a stupid question, but which way to the shims go in? Thick end towards the front of the truck? My buddy and I installed them this way and it looks funny, we're second guessing ourselves.

Please help!

What does TSB mean?
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unfortunately my shims did not come with instructions, but tacomaworld saved the day.

thanks guys, was a quick fix...just loosened up the U-bolts and flipped them. Also put in the driveshaft drop. Slight vibes from 5-10mph and 15-20mph, but barely noticeable. definetly not bad enough for a tom woods driveshaft (well maybe eventually)
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