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Add a leaf & shims

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Hossbaby50, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Sep 1, 2001
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    Peoria, AZ
    I am planning on buying a set of the zero rate add a leaves for the saggy rear on my Jimmy. I know they are around $30 a set. I want to install a degree shim at the same time because I have a little vibration in the rear because of my 2.5" lift. What degree shim should I use? Do you sell them, and if so how much? Thanks

    Oh ya, will I need longer u-bolts? If so how much? Thanks again.


    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Hossbaby50 on 10/23/01 07:42 PM.</FONT></P>
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Feb 1, 2001
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    Carlisle, Pa
    Instead of a shim try dropping the t case a little. If you do shim it I think the smallest you can get is 2 degree. Not sure if ORD sells them though. As far as u bolts go if you have over an inch sticking out above the nuts they should work but if not you need new ones.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    Measure for the ubolt, that way you know you're safe with the old, or can buy new. They're $38.00 for the set.
    I'd measure the driveline angles and see what exactly you need to do with the pinion and t-case, that way you can work on the right part. Check <a target="_blank" href=http://www.4xshaft.com>www.4xshaft.com</a> for the right alignment.
    hope this helps.
    we do carry 2.5 degree shims if you need one. I think they're $17.00 or so.

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