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Old 07-05-2014, 11:31 PM   #11
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Once i put the shim in the right way, the vibration is gone. Feel just like it did from the factory.


You caused the vibration not the 2? drop. you think the factory would allow 1000 lbs in the bed to cause a driveline vibration!?!?!


The shim didn't hurt anything but there is no need.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #12
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Can u send me the exact part numbers for the shackles and shims u used ? Thanks
Belltech 6406
Specialty Products Company 86255


I got them both through Amazon for just under $100, shipped.
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You caused the vibration not the 2? drop. you think the factory would allow 1000 lbs in the bed to cause a driveline vibration!?!?!


The shim didn't hurt anything but there is no need.
Installing drop shackles is not the same as putting a load on the truck.... Drop shackles on these trucks will effect the u joint angles much more than the older trucks that have shorter leaf springs.
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Installing drop shackles is not the same as putting a load on the truck.... Drop shackles on these trucks will effect the u joint angles much more than the older trucks that have shorter leaf springs.
Definitely changes the pinion angle more than the stock springs with a load would ever allow. Heck, the top of the shackle almost touches the bottom of the bed.

Just remember to make sure the pinion shims are mounted fat side to the rear. The other way around definitely didn't work.
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Looks good. I also have the 2.5* shims installed yet i'm still getting some vibes. Anyone have experience with dropping the carrier bearing? Is this a more simple fix opposed to getting 4* shims and having to put a longer spring pin?
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Looks good. I also have the 2.5* shims installed yet i'm still getting some vibes. Anyone have experience with dropping the carrier bearing? Is this a more simple fix opposed to getting 4* shims and having to put a longer spring pin?
Instead of guessing at which shims you need, you can take the truck to a shop and just have them measure your pinion angle. They'd be able to tell you exactly what you need.
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i've measured myself. The angle at the trans is 5* and the angle at the axle is 2-3*
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Why so some measure different than others ?

Mine is fx2 crew appearance etc
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Sure hope I get no vibration. Ordered the same kit u did having it installed sat am.
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The urge to drop the front will hit in a few months, if not sooner... trust me.... But it looks great!
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