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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2000, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Axle Shims

Does anyone sell rear axle shims to place between my spring perches and springs to decrease my pinion angle slightly? They should be made of steel I would imagine, not aluminum. Would 2-3 dgrees be too big of a shim to use?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2000, 11:26 PM
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Re: Rear Axle Shims

Yeah, Off-Road sells only steel shims, and up to 7 degrees (which I just got for mine). My local auto parts stores only sell aluminum ones, and only 2's and 4's.

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Re: Rear Axle Shims

When you say Off-Road sells them, where do I get in touch with them?

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Re: Rear Axle Shims

Glenn at RRO is the only place I know of that sells the steel shims.
<font color=red>DO NOT USE ALUMINUM SHIMS ON YOUR AXLES !!!</font color=red>

I had always heard this, but threw a pair in for my last Tellico trip anyway. I wound up breaking the rear left one in two & it fell out. This allowed room for the spring to move around & it sheard the spring pack bolt off.
I was lucky that was the extent of the damage.

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Re: Rear Axle Shims

OIL BURNER is right. I was still in a haze from knee surgery when I answered you the first time. They have a phone number. (435)783-2990. I don't have their fax number right now, but that is what I used. I was never able to get thru on the phone, always busy.

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