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Axle shims and safety

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by morphed86k10, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. morphed86k10

    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    I'm considering some Hill front shackles to get a little more clearance when swap my wider wheels on. I'm going to put either 36" TSL Radials or 37" SSR's on my 16x10 rims. Looks like a shim will be required, and I want to know if there is any drawbacks to using a small shim on the front axle?
     
  2. tRustyK5

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    As long as it's not more than 4 degrees or so you should be fine. A local spring shop here sells the little collar washers for the center bolt. It helps the head of the center bolt protrude far enough into the perch hole when using a shim.

    Don't stack shims either...

    Rene
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    My 4" Rancho kit came with them. I re-used them when I installed the 6" springs I have now. They're 2.5*.
     

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