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Front Shims!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dansblazer, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. dansblazer

    dansblazer Registered Member

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    Hey Guys is there a problem adding shims to the front end. I need to add about 2 degrees maybe 4 degrees to compensate for the extra length in shackles. 2 or 4 degrees will bring the pinion angle back to where it was.....


    Regards Dan
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    no issues wiht that at all on a 10 Bolt. On a chevy D-60 it can get a little tricky around and above 4deg. You need 3 shims for that. I or someone can explain if you have a D-60
     
  3. dansblazer

    dansblazer Registered Member

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    Thank You for the Info

    I thank you for the fast responce....Its amazing I also belong to a Canadian Site and I have not yet receive or gotten any information as fast or as accurate as I am getting on CK5.

    This is a 10 Bolt that I will be shimming and again Thank You.

    Regards Dan
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    just make sure the spring pin passes fully through the shim and engages the perch completely on the other side
     
  5. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    I'm curious how you do it with a D60 and the three shims.

    Thanks,

    Eric M.
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I think two would mount between the spring pads and springs and one between the spring and spring plate on the passenger side (so the nuts mount flush to the spring plate).
     
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    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    yup
     
  8. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks,

    Eric M.
     

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