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post #31 of 337 Old 10-16-2007, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Good point on the RE shims... you don't want those. You want CJ width shims (2"). Tom Wood at www.4xshaft.com should help.


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post #32 of 337 Old 10-16-2007, 06:28 PM
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yep, i gotcha... can i do it w/out jacking it up and pulling the tires?
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post #33 of 337 Old 10-16-2007, 06:31 PM
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yeah for some reason i was thinking 2.5 would apply to yj's...
i don't see em on 4xshaft, i'll just call or email them after i figure out which size i need.
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post #34 of 337 Old 10-16-2007, 06:34 PM
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This might explain it for ya with pictures:

http://www.jeepfan.com/projects/caster-adjustment.htm

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post #35 of 337 Old 10-16-2007, 06:43 PM
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sweet, thanks!
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post #36 of 337 Old 11-04-2007, 02:27 AM
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there sometimes called protractors(angleometer)
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post #37 of 337 Old 11-06-2007, 09:58 AM
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a couple more questions..

do you just do the front axle, or does the rear need to be checked/adjusted as well?

shims; steel or aluminum?
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Just the front. Only use Steel shims.


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a couple more questions..

do you just do the front axle, or does the rear need to be checked/adjusted as well?

shims; steel or aluminum?

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ok, thanks for the info. she's in the shop today get the timing tweaked and having the pinion angle checked. then i'll order up the shims i need...
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post #40 of 337 Old 11-12-2007, 08:21 AM
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loose no more

This is a little off kilter, but we installed a Pontiac ws-6 steering box and improved the ratio from 1000:1 to omg:1
Vast improvement in highway steering, and a direct swap for $50. Any camaro or firebird box is an improvement, but the z-28 and ws-6 are the primo's.
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post #41 of 337 Old 11-12-2007, 09:30 AM
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Put these on this weekend. Made a huge difference on my 79 CJ5 with a 4" lift. Had to plasma cut the shims to fit the 2" wide springs... shoulda told Tom Wood what I was putting them on... It does seem like you are mounting the shims opposite of what you should until you realize you are modifying the angle in front of the axle for the steering... not the rear for the driveshaft.

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post #42 of 337 Old 11-19-2007, 03:48 PM
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I have heard some people that have had these problems even suggest a negative camber, any experience with that? I have a positive one and still have serious wandering problems.
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post #43 of 337 Old 11-25-2007, 04:09 PM
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so exactly which way do the shims need to go...im getting mine ths week and i dont want to mess it up...im going with the 4 degree ones since my castor measured zero degrees
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so exactly which way do the shims need to go...im getting mine ths week and i dont want to mess it up...im going with the 4 degree ones since my castor measured zero degrees
The shims are installed between the spring and the axle with the thick side of the shim facing forward. Hopefully you are getting steel shims. They should be drilled and fastened to the spring pack with the spring center bolt.
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post #45 of 337 Old 12-28-2007, 12:10 PM
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Anybody have pics of the shims installed? Before and after maybe? Would be appreciated - you guys rawk.
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