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A few front axle questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 96chevysfa, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    ok, my first is how much shimming can i do without adverse effects on my steering? also, on the d60 p side spring perch, how many of you use studs instead of bolts to mount your spring?
     
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    Caster angle is the answer I think you are looking for.I cannot answer it for you though.Need to find out myself to check mine to make sure it is ok.I am going to give Jess at high angle drivline a call,need to order new shafts anyways.I will ask him and post for you.Studs are supposed to be stronger than bolts,depends on the Grade..
     
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    I have my front D60 shimmed about 6* and don't notice any adverse effects in my steering. And I'm using a mounting kit from Superlift which uses studs for the pass. side perch. 79Beast uses bolts on his D60 and he doesn't like them as much as the studs on mine. Something about getting the bolts started through the spring plate and into the spring perch (squarely?) when using degree shims.

    Will
     
  4. 96chevysfa

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    ya i got the rancho bolt kit and it usees a bolt, iw ant to schange to studs because when i gert my shimmed 0-rate the bolt wont be large enough, and when i first installed it, it took like 2.5 hours just to get those two bolts in!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    so 6 degrees is safe? n e other opinions?
     
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    why is everyone shimming the front again? low lift + 1410 equipped driveshaft = no problems.

    j
     

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