1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Noob question on shimming

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Bearskill, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM
    #1
    Bearskill

    Bearskill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Member:
    #9064
    Messages:
    793
    Gender:
    Male
    Sac
    Vehicle:
    06 Access cab PreRunner Sport
    FlowMaster 40 duals out the back, T-Rex grill, Color matched TRD Nerf bars, Icon coilovers set at 2'', 2.75" OME Dakars spring packs, OME Nitro-Charger extended rear shocks, Carrier bearing drop kit, Wheeler's Extended break Lines, Total Chaos UCAs, Mojave Teflons and 31 1/2" Toyo Open Country A/Ts, Pioneer single din unit, Yakima roof rack, Malone roof basket with X2 KC 130w long range Slimmlights mounted to it, Garmin 255w nav, Fire bottle mod, Air Force standard First Aid kit mod, Hidden Muchette mod (don't ask), and 1 huge OCD about my truck.
    If I shim my rear axle, to 3*.......Wont that throw my shock mounts off? You know, since they are staggered. The right shock mount will go up and the left down? Is the distance not noticiable? If Im anal about thing being even, could I (don't know what it's called) put two more shocks on so each side has two shocks, one front and one mounted to the back of my axle?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:04 AM
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,255
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    3* is a very small amount. I installed 2.5* on my 96 tacoma and the shims were only about 1/4" (or less) thick at the thick side.

    It's not enough to worry about it and you won't notice a thing.

    If you want to spend the money to buy new shocks....that's up to you. But it's a waste of money because you don't need to.
     
To Top