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Shim Width question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MilpitasK5, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    Can I use a 2" wide shim for my rear leaf springs? I think they're 2.5".
    Will that be unsafe or does anyone have input?
    86K5 going install the Echobit Shackle flip tomorrow /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    TIA

    Chris
     
  2. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I would stick with a full 2.5" width shim, especially if your spring perches are not completely flat but have holes on top. If I had to use 2" shims they should only be steel! Getting ready for the transformation, eh!
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ok Chris. I found the shims and they are 2 1/2" wide aluminum 6 degree.
     

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