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Where can i get cheap shims.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    I want to fix my caster angle wich is now at 9.4 degrees. Where can i find a cheap shim to fix this problem and solve my death wobble for good. I am looking for a 7 degree shim.

    Also if my angle is 9.4 now, and i want it to be 2.4 by adding a 7 degree shim, do i put the small part of the wedge up front in in the back?

    THanks
     
  2. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    You might have to get something made. If I remember correctly, they dont go that big.
     
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    I just made a couple set for myself. Do you know anyone that is a machinist? Doesn't take too long to do. I'm making another set next week maybe I can do one for you also /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif.

    -Chris
     
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    Yeah seem good. The aluminum ones always mushroom on the corners, or crack, or both.
     
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    yea those look good, just dont get aluminum they are crap /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I saw some cheap shims on a bronco at a truck and car show--the guy simply cut a peice of an old leaf spring off near its tapered end,and drilled a hole in it for the center bolt.Dont know if its a good way to go--but it seemed to work for him. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    azkickin is kinda pricet i think i will juist stick with the ones i found


    thanks guys.

    oh and to i put the fat part of the wedge faceing the front or the rear if im trying to reduce my pinion angle. my guess would be toward the rear
     
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    the azkickin come with a center pin bolt and the JWK do not. plus you get a discount from azkickin for being a CK5 member.

    the fat end in gonna bring that side down. if you put it of the rear, its gonna tilt the front up and the rear down.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    oh and to i put the fat part of the wedge faceing the front or the rear if im trying to reduce my pinion angle. my guess would be toward the rear

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    if you want one end of the axle to tilt up, fat part of the shim goes on the opposite side.


    are you putting these on the front or rear axle? i know you said u want to fix the caster but i think you mean on the rear, which is not caster, just pinion angle
     
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    front. im trying to eliminate my death wobble
     

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