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post #1 of 8 Old 12-08-2005, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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How do you install shims?

I have a pair of 2.5 degree shims that I wanted to use with my 3" EMU lift, but how do you install them?

I know they go under the spring to tilt the axel so the ds is straighter.
and i figure that the little nub on the bottom of the spring goes into the hole in the middle, but then that little nub doesnt go into the hole on the leaf perch on the axel...

I dont get it. am I missing something?


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you need to remove the bolt (and that nub) once that center bolt is removed, you can attach the shim to the leaves, and then reattach the bolt. The shims should have came with longer center bolts to accomodate for the added thickness of the shim.

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I drilled mine out to fit the nub

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It has longer bolts, althought the one in the emu leafs are pretty long already.
I'll have to have a look again because it seemed to me that the hole in the shim was bigger then the nub.

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I drilled mine out to fit the nub

wouldnt that mean the leaf isnt secured as well because the nub cant fit into the hole on the axel?

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wouldnt that mean the leaf isnt secured as well because the nub cant fit into the hole on the axel?
It needs to fit in the hole on the mounting plate... or dont put it on if it doesn't. Your bolt should fit in there though if its the right one... oh.. and whats an "axel" is that axel foley i hear?

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left hand is faster sometimes, I type in word too much, and it autocorrects as I go, so I dont notice most of the time.

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wouldnt that mean the leaf isnt secured as well because the nub cant fit into the hole on the axel?
What I did was use a 1/2" steel block. I got it with an extra tall and wide nub that would sit into the spring pad. I drilled the shim out to fit under the block's nub, then the spring tab sat into the hole on the block. I drilled out the new spring pad slightly to fit securely the block's nub. They are tight enough I needed a hammer to press them onto the springpad and the leaf onto the block. Haven't had a single problem with it yet.

So in short, the nub on the 1/2 block is taller than the shim. So the nub sticks through the shim and seats into the spring perch.

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