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Are these safe?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jamber2541, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. jamber2541

    jamber2541 1/2 ton status

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    Are these safe and has anyone used one before
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    Steel Leaf Spring Shims
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    2-6 degree, $26.95
    8 degree, $30.95
    Applications:

    These shims are CNC machined from solid steel. They can be ordered in either 2, 4, 6, or 8 degrees. The center pin hole is 5/16 diameter. It can be drilled to fit any center pin size. These shims will not break like most aluminum ones.

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  2. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    good price imo. And as long as you bolt them into the bottom of the spring pack, they will work perfect.
     
  3. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    I like those a lot better than the alum ones i have.
     
  4. SierraJim

    SierraJim Registered Member

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    I've got them, work fine.
     
  5. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    most people should have their springs shimmed if there are running a 6"+ lift
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Ummm... What? That is way to broad of a generalization. everyone should set up ther suspension based soley on how there rig is setup...:rolleyes:
     
  7. jamber2541

    jamber2541 1/2 ton status

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    sorry wrong picture, I meant to post this up, I have shims on my 14b ff

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    Dana 44 Spacer Block< BACK [​IMG]
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    1/2" : $ 15.00
    1" : $ 22.00 Applications:
    Spacer blocks can be ordered 1/2 ” or 1” tall.
    1“ will require longer studs. If using "tall" steering arms, the 1/2" spacers can be used without changing studs.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    I like the 1 piece arms better... because the 44 arms use cones... i dont like the idea of a seperate block.
     
  9. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    id rather spend the little more money on an actually lift steering arm..
     
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    jamber2541 1/2 ton status

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    the reason I am asking is I have an arm, I originally went 6 in lift and now I am up to 8 inches of lift. whats the best way to correct this
     
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    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    A 12 step program:haha::haha::haha:





    Sorry:o:o
     
  12. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    crossover and dont look back at the old push pull stuff. :wink1:
     
  13. goldwing2000

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    Either that or get a drop pitman arm. That'll give you another 2 inches and save you a few hundred dollars.

    I would stay away from the spacer blocks. Mine had one on it when I bought it and I was getting movement between the arm, block and knuckle, no matter how much I tightened the fasteners.
     
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    thanks a bunch, start looking into crossover steering it is
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    x a million...crossover is the only way to go:D
     
  16. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Well... if you have a bunch of money lying around, it is.
    Us poor folk have to stick to cheaper mods. :dunno:

    Crossover setup: $500+
    Drop Pitman Arm: $95

    Besides that, if it's a DD rig, crossover will give more bump steer.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Wrong, not on all rigs. When I did crossover on my burb, it cured a lot of bump steer.
     
  18. goldwing2000

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    :dunno: I'm just going by what I've heard.
     
  19. MattK

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    other than price i cant really think of any reason not to go crossover.
     
  20. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I wouldn't use a spacer block, I have seen them used and the bolts or studs that hold them in tend to break. They seem to break one at a time you go from "my steering feels a bit funny" to " something is wrong" pretty darn quick.
     

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