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Technical Do I need shims when getting lower leaf springs? 1953 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oilslinger53, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    oilslinger53
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    from covina CA

    The car has 4” blocks, which unfortunately puts the car below rim height. I’m going to get rid of this problem by getting lower springs. I’ve driven it 10’s of thousands of mile on blocks with no shins, but I’m rebuilding everything, and just want to make sure I’m doing everything right so it’ll last as long as possible. Do I need to shim?
     
  2. Maybe... Depends on the pinion angle once installed.

    If that is what you are referring to on shims.
     
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,316

    squirrel
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    if it doesn't have the torque tube still, you might or might not need shims. You'll have to put it together and see what the pinion angle is.

    If it has a torque tube still, then no, you won't.
     
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