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Moving front axle forward, shims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hardcore, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Hardcore

    Hardcore 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, so I drilled new center pin holes 1" offset on my Dana 60's spring perches so I can move the axle forward. The only problem is my 6" BDS springs have shims that need to be installed. If I bolt them into the leaf pack like it says then they will be offset too....How did you guys get around this :confused: The only thing I can think of is to drill another hole in the shim 1" offset and bolt it in like that but I'd be putting a hole in the thin side of the shim and I'm worried I'll break them eventually and spit them out :blush:

    How are you other guys doing it?
     
  2. Hardcore

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    TTT anyone???

    Should I just forget the shims and run without them??? :confused:
     
  3. 79Beast

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    If you've got steel shims, I wouldn't worry about drilling another hole. I move my front axle forward 1.5" using offset degree shims.
     

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