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Unread 08-24-2010, 08:48 PM   #31
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They are already installed so I guess I didn't take a really close look at it. You are probably right. The jeep is only going to be driven ocasionally on sunny days, so I am not too concerned about durability of the shims. I have not installed degree shims before and would appreciate any direction? Do I purchase longer bolts and bolt the shim to the leaf springs? Would welding the shims to the perches be stronger and more secure?

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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:07 AM   #32
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That would lead to my next question, please forgive if it seems a bit ignorant. Instead of turning the knuckle, would it not be easier to reset the spring perch back the required 4-5*?
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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:16 AM   #33
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That would lead to my next question, please forgive if it seems a bit ignorant. Instead of turning the knuckle, would it not be easier to reset the spring perch back the required 4-5*?
I believe you meant rotate the perch forward on the tube, but the question was understood.

While easier than rotating the knuckle yoke, that will also rotate your pinion down by the same amount.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:43 AM   #34
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If the caster is moved negatively (axle rolled forward) due to a lift, isn't it conceivable that the pinion angle will be moved from its original position? And, the proper way to fix this is to modify the spring perchs of rotating the “Cs”?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #35
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Yes, but that's not a do-it-yourself job that many folks can do. That requires the correct tools and skills and most likely a jig for accurate placement of the angles involved.
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