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Old 02-18-2007, 07:26 PM
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Shims under my factory Leaf springs?

I just put a 4" Lift on my 2000 F250 4x4. On the drivers side only, under the leaf packs I found 2 shims (4 total) under the leaf springs(2 front and 2 rear). The were not tappered, just flat. Each was approx 1/8 thick. Its like they are trying to make the driver side of the truck sit taller? What gives? I kept them but didnt put them back when I put the lift kit on? Should I?
Oh and does anyone know the torque specs for the U-bolts and leaf spring eye bolts?
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thats weird. i coldn't tell ya what the torque specs are. i just made mine good and tight
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so I take it yours didnt have these shims or spacers?
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nope mine didn't have any
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are the shims blue. i think they are supposed to be there. from what i ws told its a tsb its upposed to stop a squeak or something like that . mine has them in there also.
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are the shims blue. i think they are supposed to be there. from what i ws told its a tsb its upposed to stop a squeak or something like that . mine has them in there also.
the torque specs on the front u-bolts are 185 if i remember right and i think the eye bolts are ridiculously tight like 290!
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when I get home I will check the manual and post the proper torq specs for you.
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The shims are not blue. They were metal. The same size as the spring pad on the axle and 1/8 thick.
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I have a 96. I have the same thing only on the pass. side. Ididn't put them back in and 2 weeks later my truck sits lower on the pass. Iguess i'm puttting them back in. Good luck!
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