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Noob question on shimming

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

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Bearskill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2008
    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

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Mar 25, 2007
    First Name:
    Lancaster, PA
    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.

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