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Old 03-17-2013, 09:24 PM
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I've got a completely broken down front axle that I need help putting back together. Just ordered a six shooter hi steer kit from 4x4 Labs & it should be here on Wednesday. I'm basically struggling with how to center the knuckle & the shim assembly. Does anybody have a knuckle centering SST Tool that the manual calls for or know of away around this process to set the shims? Maybe I'm over thinking this but I don't want to redo this anytime soon. Thanks in advance.
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Typically, you can put them back in the same locations. Did you keep track of the shims and their locations when you tore the axle down?

I'd be up for lending a hand with putting everything back together. When are you thinking about doing the work?
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Awesome, thanks Ricardo. I should have all the parts this week. I'm thinking Thursday or Saturday. Unfortunately, I didn't tear the axle down so I don't have a record of the shim placement.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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Travis:

I've got an SST you can use if you don't need it for more than a week or two.

I'll send you a PM with my phone number.

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It will be helpful if you can find a 9" calipers to help with this. I haven't bought one yet (made due with a 6"), but I know they're out there.
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Awesome. Pm's sent. Thank you guys for the help. I'm shooting for Saturday but I'll keep you all posted- still waiting on a few parts to show up.
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I have an 8" caliper that I used and it was long enough to take the measurements.

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I have an 8" caliper that I used and it was long enough to take the measurements.
Good to know. I'll look around for some.
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It will be helpful if you can find a 9" calipers to help with this. I haven't bought one yet (made due with a 6"), but I know they're out there.
Glad you guys are helping because I have know idea what you're talking about.
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Good to know. I'll look around for some.
The one I have came from HF. IIRC it goes on sale for about $30. Of course if you don't ever make it out there, you can always find it in my garage.
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