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pinion shims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bhintz, May 14, 2003.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    do these things work for correcting pinion angle?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes they do /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    dumb question but do they install between springs and lift blocks or between lift block and sring prech(which Im guessing they do).
     
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    if you're running with blocks, then either get new blocks that have the correct angle or get yours ground down to the correct angle. i'm pretty sure it's not a good idea to put shims in with blocks. somebody will correct me if i'm wrong.
     
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    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    what will happen if I use them w/ blocks. cause I got a nice little vibation in the driveshaft that I need to get rid of its driving me nuts.
     
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    How about putting them between a flipped overload spring and the rest of the pack? Anyone tried this? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    How about putting them between a flipped overload spring and the rest of the pack? Anyone tried this? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

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    <font color="green"> What's the point? Is there something wrong with the normal way of doing it? the best way is between the pack and the perch. </font>
     
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    I have blocks right now, was looking for a safer way to do it rather than having about 1/16" of the spring pin in the hole in the perch.
     
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    <font color="green"> The pin will come out of the pack and the shim then gets bolted back into the pack. So you should still have full engagement. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font>
     
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    angrysnowplow 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm, mine must be different or sumthin'. They're Rancho shims, and the hole in them is way bigger than the spring pin is. That's why I was getting pretty creative trying to find a home for them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    If all else fails, I'll have my buddy weld on something to make the pin in the block a little longer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Thanks for replying /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    DON'T RUN SHIMS. Especially in front. They will mess up your steering, and they FALL OUT. Believe me, I used to run them. They brake center pins, strip U-bolts, etc. If you run them, weld them onto the perch, so that they act like a new perch. And if you do it in front, then rotate all the steering components or something, you'll need help w/ them.
     
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    Actually it depends. I had some procomp shims under my blocks, they sucked. They got all smashed out around the edges, they cracked, they were horrible. Then I changed them, now I have some rancho ones and havent had any problems. I dont get why one was bad and the other not, seems like they are make out of the same stuff just differrent names and prices. In my opinion, shims wont hurt anything, just get wide enough ones, so they wont mushroom out.
     

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