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Shimming a 60??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sapper, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. sapper

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    I searched enough to know I caint just put shims under my 60, I need it to turn up about 3 degrees, anyone have a good way to do this, the three piece thing is kinda lost on me but its been a long day. TIA
     
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    are your shims attached to the spring pack with the center pin?????
     
  3. sapper

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    Right now i dont have any at all.
     
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    He's running 52's with the overloads. Right?

    IIRC I think muddytazz makes something that could help you out.
     
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    Yep, 52s complete
     
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    You run 2 shims on the cast side. One on the bottom of the spring pack to get your angle and one on the top of the spring pack in the opposite direction to make your spring plate flat again. This keeps the bolts/studs straight. I run 12* shims like that on my D60 without a problem but I do check my spring pins often because that much angle causes lots of stress on the pins. Also, my truck is trail only so the castor is not of much concern for me. One day, I'll turn the knuckles to fix the castor and gain some of my turning radius back.
     

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