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Unread 10-26-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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4.5" RE shim ?'s

I'm just wondering what degree shims you guys use on you RE 4.5" extreme duty lift. I installed the 2" steel shims that came with the lift and even after the 1" TC drop, sye and tom woods shaft I'm still getting pretty bad vibes at 35-45mph. What size shims would you recommend/are you using on your lifts?

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Unread 10-26-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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i use 4 on mine, maybe that will help, but i have BDS, i think most lift kits use 4
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Unread 10-26-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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You shouldn't need the TC drop with the SYE, if you have the appropriate shims anyways. I have the same setup and had to go up to 8 shims; no TC drop. For a while I had 6 installed with no TC and there was a hint of vibe, then I put in the 8 and it was about as smooth as stock all over again.

You'll probably have to hunt around online to find 8's though. None of the local 4x shops I checked had anything over 4. Also, the aluminum ones in the kit are a bit more pliable so once you torque down on the u-bolts, they bend a little and you might lose some angle. I've seen better processed aluminum ones that aren't nearly as bad, but your best bet is some steel shims if at all possible.
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Unread 10-26-2004, 07:51 PM   #4
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8 degreee where you get those
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A driveline/transmission shop happened to have them in downtown Seattle.

http://www.drivelinesnw.com/

Not sure if they do mail/net orders or whatever, I just went in and picked them up after calling all over the state. Mine were 'used' as they'd been taken off some other vehicle that they had serviced and upgraded.
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Unread 10-26-2004, 10:29 PM   #6
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The Rubicon Express catalog has steel 8's for $29.95. I'll think I'll try those because I wanted to get rid of the TC drop for more clearance anyway. Thanks a bunch.

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Unread 10-26-2004, 10:34 PM   #7
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also you should get a tummy tuck, not calling you fat, from nth degree mobility
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Ah forgot about the tummy tuck... also some taller motor mounts will help even out the entire drivetrain with the rear pinion quite a bit. Also helpful if your stock mounts sound like there's a squirrel orgy going on in there like mine do.
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