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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddin4fun, May 10, 2002.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I brokeded a shim /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    I'm still trying to figure out how that happened! /forums/images/icons/blush.gif

    Meanwhile, I'm still laughing about it! LOL!
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    "Brokeded?" /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Must be a Texas way of saying "broke." /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  3. muddin4fun

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    No, I'm just being cute /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif *bats eyes*
     
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    A friend of mine that owns a 4x shop told me that cast aluminum shims can break .He said some companies offer extruded aluminum shims and they are a lot better.Iv been told that some spring shops can get steel shims but have never looked into it.I think steel would be the best choice.
     
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    *waits for 4X4HIGH's repley* He's riding on 2 broken ones on the rear.
     
  6. muddin4fun

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    LOL! I couldn't stand it. It was a nasty pop and the whole truck would shift /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    Ugh!

    I've got another one in there, but I'll definatly start looking for some better shims.
     
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    What kind of springs do you have? That happened to me on my 6" Tuff Country rear springs, both of them cracked. They had put aluminum ones in there to begin with. I called em on it, and they sent me free steel replacements and new center pins. Damn good customer service. If you don't have that brand, you can probably buy them from them. HTH
     
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    my rough country's and skyjacker's both came with steel..
    friend's of mine have also broken alumium ones.

    dave
     
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    Give Jim a call at Pro4x4. He can get you steel shims in various degrees. The number is (303) 343-7672.
     
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    You know , that happened to me, we were doing the Miller Heep Trail last Dec, and a week and a half later i was walking in from the street, i have to park the Blazer in the street, and found half of a shim in the street, so i drove the car the next day, when i checked it out i had broken the shims in both sides, spit out a shim and a chunk of the other one and sheared both centering pins, OUCH!!/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Here it is Eric, well it happened to me also. Seems that spring companies don't realize that if a spring is 2 1/2" wide then the shim should be also. Why put a 1 7/8" wide shim on a 2 1/2" wide spring pack. Especially when some people also use lift blocks along with springs. Most blocks are hollow on either end and the shim does not sit correctly on the block which is what makes them crack and or crumble into pieces. I now have a friend making me the correct degree shims out of steel and also the correct length and width for my lift blocks so they fit correctly on top and won't break again.
     

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