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Does anyone make 10 deg. shims........

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FRIZZLEFRY, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    ........besides me.Im making some out of aluminum right now till I get my rear pinion angle figured out.The shims will be bolted to the spring pack.If 10 deg. works I will make some out of steel.If 10 deg. dont fix my vibe,Im plunkin down the cash for a CV rear shaft.

    The biggest shims I see are 6 deg. Is there a reson for that?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The bigger the shim the less of the center bolt going through the perch. I'd be concerned the center bolt would see too much stress with a 10 degree shim bolted up to the spring. As a temporary measure to get your pinion angle dialed in it would work I guess.

    Rene
     
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    Frizz,

    I've never heard of a 10* shim. I would think that past 6* the thing might want to spit out of place so bad that it might not be a good thing.

    Long term, I think a good CV shaft is the way to go.

    Marv
     
  4. FRIZZLEFRY

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    I only had to fool with my 12 bolt a little to get the angle right but this 14 bolt is kickin my a$$ /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif.Iv made 3 sets of shims to try and get rid of this vibe.I was setting up the mill to make the 10s and said "SCREW THIS".

    I just got off the phone with Jesse at High Angle and Im just gonna order CV drive shaft.Gonna go home tonight ,get the pinoin pointing straight at the t case,take a measurement,and order it tomorrow.It will be $$ well spent if I never have to fool with the freakin angle again /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Thanks for the input guys /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  5. arq

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    does the pinion on the pumpkin have to point strait at the CV when putting one in? or can it point anywhere it wants??

    ARQ.
     
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    w/ a CV shaft, it should point directly at the x-fer case. I left mine pointing a little lower cuz the axle will rotate up during acceleration.

    Marv
     

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