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? installing shims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5floyd, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    before i unbolt the axle from the springs does anyone know if the center pins on the stock 52" rear springs are long enough? if not where can i get longer ones? also i heard about using allen head bolts instead, anyone know what size i would need if i were to do that instead?
     
  2. sandawgk5

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    You need a 3/8" allen head bolt. The length depends on the thickness of your spring pac with shim. I buy my allen head bolts at Lowes.

    Ira
     
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    gracias senior
     
  4. roadnotca

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    My shim set came with (longer) bolts and a short piece of tube with the same OD as the bolt head. Pretty clever way to make a "deep head bolt".
    Tip; tape the shim to the spring pack while you wrestle the axle to line-up the hole.:D
     

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