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axle shims?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Justin626, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Sep 6, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    Justin626

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    Hey guys. Installing my lift today and I'm not 100% sure on how exactly to install the axle degree shims. I'm sure once I get in there it will be a bit clearer to me. Could I get a little guidance.....Chris, Beastly, 05.....anybody????:D
     
  2. Sep 6, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if u got the ones from toytec, just install them w/ the arrow up and pointing in from the rear to the front. they will go under the leafs/above the axle or above the blocks/under the leafs, depending on the lift. the fat part of the shim is to the rear of the truck
     
  3. Sep 6, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Not sure how your lift goes.... The shim can be attached to the leafs using the center bolt or it doesn't necessarily have to be attached to it.

    Just make sure the 'head' of the centering bolt is in the hole on the spring perch.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    jhodge83 is right. Thick part to the rear. Inbetween the Leaf pack and the axel. You should only need 2.5* or less. :)
     
  5. Sep 6, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    Thanks Hodge, and Chris for backing him up. Thanks Janster.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 at 10:05 PM
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    Shims are or getting rid of vibrations, right? If I'm not experiencing vibrations is there any reason to get them?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2008 at 12:14 AM
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    exactamundo
     
  8. Dec 13, 2008 at 5:29 AM
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    chris4x4

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    If your not getting vibrations, no reason to get them.
     
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    was your spring pack bolt head long enough to go through the shim and into the axle or did you have to add some 3/8" washers to achieve connection?
     
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