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???'s on zero rates plus shims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cornfield creations, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    On my 79 k-5, I have the original 12 bolt, with 4" TC springs all around, I got my new driveshaft and I need to tilt the pinion up. I ordered a 6* shim from TC and then called the guy back to cancel it. Well it came anyways, so now I have a set of 6* shims. After more research I had my heart set on putting some zero rates under there with a 6* milled into it.

    My question is does it sound unsafe to run zero rates and the shims together? Could I weld them together? and then pin it up?

    Just looking for other opinions. I got 4" lift springs so I wouldn't have blocks,and I don't want to get a chance of having more axle wrap.
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    That is the setup I run.
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Also wanted to know if it was safe...

    Finished setup in the rear of my 84 K5
    2.5" Shackle Flip
    4" BDS springs
    Zero rate
    Degree shim..
     
  4. muddybuddy

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    sounds fine to me. i run zero-rates with a 6* shim, no problems
     
  5. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    what about a shim and 0 rates up front?
     
  6. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    I run both up front no problems at all, since the zero rate is basically just like the stock spring pack the shim works just like it does on the original spring!!!
     
  7. cok5

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    I have seen a 0-rate type design somewhere before that had certain degrees cut into it. Not sure where but I would like to know also.....I need some.
     
  8. 86Cucvbeater

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    Check out the eZero Rate Lift Blocks on this page. http://www.jkwoffroad.com/offroadproducts.php
     
  9. Blue85

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    Just put the center bolt through the shim, the zero-rate and the spring pack all together.
     
  10. cok5

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    Thanks, I could not remember for the life of me where I saw those.
     
  11. btolenti

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    Muddytazz can hook you up to....
     
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    thanks.
     

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