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SHIMS...Help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TSubatis, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. TSubatis

    TSubatis [OP] Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  2. trailmaster308

    trailmaster308 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Doesn't the thick end go towards the front of the truck?
     
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    InfidelTaco No better friend,No worse enemy...

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  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    No. Thin side tward the front.
     
  6. Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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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.
     
  7. beginah

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    the ones from toytec has a cavity cut out, i'm assuming that faces up. Is that correct?
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Yes
     
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    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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    tim920 Never seen Forest Gump

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    What does TSB mean?:confused:
     
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  12. TSubatis

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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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