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Cresso 02-20-2008 12:14 PM

Custom steel shims?
 
Anyone know of a good source for some steel axle shims to fix caster? Every time I go to 4crawler.com, it seems he's either not accepting orders at all or massively delayed (currently, delayed until April). I've ordered from Rocky Road in the past, but that took about 6 weeks. Is there another option that won't take quite that long?

Thanks! :beer:

treerootCO 02-20-2008 12:17 PM

grinder?

I have some aluminum ones you can have for free.

Cresso 02-20-2008 12:20 PM

I'd prefer to stick with steel, especially since the amount of caster correction is so high. 6 degrees for an HFS 4" lift w/ extended shackles. Sounds like a lot, huh?

MDH33 02-20-2008 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cresso (Post 63183)
I'd prefer to stick with steel, especially since the amount of caster correction is so high. 6 degrees for an HFS 4" lift w/ extended shackles. Sounds like a lot, huh?

That does seem like a lot. I have a 4" lift and extended shackles as well and I measured/figured 4 degrees, which 4 crawler had in stock and I had in hand within a few days. Remember to get the extended spring pins too.

Cresso 02-20-2008 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDH33 (Post 63188)
That does seem like a lot. I have a 4" lift and extended shackles as well and I measured/figured 4 degrees, which 4 crawler had in stock and I had in hand within a few days. Remember to get the extended spring pins too.

Sitting on flat concrete in my garage, it has between 2.5 and 3 degrees of negative caster. I'm aiming for about 3 degrees of positive caster. I've heard that 1 degree positive is stock, but that a little more than that can make it track nicer with bigger tires. Please someone correct me if those numbers sound way off.

Good call on the pins. I'll get those, too.

wesintl 02-20-2008 02:43 PM

just get the 4" ones or cut and turn the axle :p:

Cresso 02-20-2008 03:11 PM

I already have 4 degree shims, but my numbers would appear to indicate that wouldn't be quite sufficient for ideal caster. Not true?

wesintl 02-20-2008 03:22 PM

Depends on how bad it is and how accurate your measurement. Buy a cut and turned axle housing. Better solution to shims anyway. If anything you want a little on the + side with larger tires.

how large is the shackle?

Cresso 02-20-2008 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wesintl (Post 63207)
how large is the shackle?

These are 1.5" extended shackles from CCOT.

nuclearlemon 02-20-2008 07:51 PM

that really seems weird. i had 4" skyjackers with advanced handling kit and 1 1/2 over shackles in the front with 4 degree shims and no problems.


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