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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 8º shims; no TC drop. For a while I had 6º installed with no TC and there was a hint of vibe, then I put in the 8º and it was about as smooth as stock all over again.

You'll probably have to hunt around online to find 8º's though. None of the local 4x shops I checked had anything over 4º. 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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Unread 10-26-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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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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Unread 10-26-2004, 10:41 PM   #8
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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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