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Any interest in shimms.........

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chris4x4, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    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. :)
     
  2. bauermike

    bauermike Western Alliance

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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.
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Any vehicle's springs will sag over time. :)
     
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    bauermike Western Alliance

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    I have seen some bad sagging though. few inches sometimes.
     
  5. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Shims? or lift blocks?

    And...mount them ontop the spring pak?

    I'm confused.....:rolleyes:
     
  6. Banchi94

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    My bad...sorry. Just showing my inexperience for you all to know. :anonymous:
     
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    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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    a lot of guys get a lil overzealous with the hauling and wind up collapsing the leafs:eek:-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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