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pinion shim question ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BL1TZKRIEG, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. BL1TZKRIEG

    BL1TZKRIEG 1/2 ton status

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    hi my pinion needs to be lowered 4 degrees to
    match my transfer case u joint angle

    my question is should I get a 4 degree shim?

    or should I get a 6 degree shim to compensate for the pinion raising up when I hit the gas
     
  2. BL1TZKRIEG

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    General rule of thumb is the pinion will rotate 1-2 degrees up under throttle. Of course that varies greatly based upon leaf spring rate and whether blocks are involved.
     
  4. BL1TZKRIEG

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    I have 5 1/2 inch tall blocks so it defiantly has some leverage there
     
  5. mudslinger99

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    If you are going to use blocks to get your lift they really shouldn't be over 4 inches anything more then that and your just asking for problems..
     

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