ok so i will have to use a larger than a 2 1/2 degree shim with my new 4.5" RE lift in order to aim pinion towards transcase as the geometry requires for a CV shaft install. the bolt that goes through the springs and holds the shim and inserts into a hole in the bottom of the axle tube will have to be longer for the thicker shim.tom woods said he was sending me some longer ones. my question is- are these bolts a b!tch to get out of the springs? they appear to be pressed in. a 9/16 nut is on the bottom. anybody ever change these out? probably back off the nut to flush with the end of the bolt and beat out? i calculate the thickness of a 12 degree shim to be 1 3/16" thick at the front! i wonder if my u-bolts will be long enough! maybe tom is off on the 12 degrees. maybe get by with less. should get the SYE and CV monday. thanks for the help! steve
i'll go check it out right now. and the purpose of the clamp on the springs is so the holes in the springs stay lined up? i have the spring off now and will go do. just getting ready for the shim caper!
this bbs and the computer for that matter is too slick! who would have thought we would be doing this with all this technology. thanks to you all who help each other on this bbs![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] thanks again jeepskate for the quick response and this pic shows what i am doing- spring dropped, clamp on pack and yes- that bolt slips right out! you know i would have figured it out but it is so cool to get an idea of what to expect from someone who knows!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]