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post #1 of 21 Old 03-08-2012, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Shimming down drive shaft!

Okay guys I have my drive shaft shimmed down with a 1/2" piece of steal..but its still not completely straight looking down it should I go more or leave it alone?

And thinking of changing the carrier bearing how much play should it have?
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This is without a shim

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With the shim in

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I'd throw one more shim on and you should be good to go! And possibly a set of traction bars too..


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I want traction bars bad!! Just don't really have the funds for the because the ones I have looked at were pretty pricey! But I should go with like 3/4 for a shim

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Yea I'd say a 3/4" would be fine. As for traction bars, there's some good looking ones online for $400, but if your handy with a welder, you could build your own. A buddy of mine built some for his truck for around $50 in materials.


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Yea I'd say a 3/4" would be fine. As for traction bars, there's some good looking ones online for $400, but if your handy with a welder, you could build your own. A buddy of mine built some for his truck for around $50 in materials.


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Yea man there isn't much I can't weld!! Lol but yea I may look into that I didn't really think of that! But I just want a get of plain single tube style!!

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Yea man there isn't much I can't weld!! Lol but yea I may look into that I didn't really think of that! But I just want a get of plain single tube style!!

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Go to tractor supply and get two top links for a three point hitch. Cut the ends off (heim join and threaded part of tube), weld them to a pipe the length you want and voila, adjustable track bars. Need to make brackets too.

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