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Wtb Caster Shims

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by Snoops, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. Sep 22, 2022
    Snoops

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    Did I read somewhere that someone on site makes and sells these?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2022
    Fireball

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  3. Sep 22, 2022
    FinoCJ

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  4. Sep 22, 2022
    Snoops

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2022
    melvinm

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    I got mine from Tom Wood's Drive Shaft . They are 2 ", had to grind down like
    Fireball Said. Has all different thicknesses.
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2023
    Jw60

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    Did you find what you need?
    Mcruff was making these but he is enjoying retirement.
    the WFO shims have an arch on the bottom to match the springs, and are plated at a cost that is not worth competing with.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2023
    Snoops

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    Hey JW, I did decide on the WFO's, thanks!
     
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  8. Jul 20, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Curious; are you using for caster or pinion change?
     
  9. Jul 20, 2023
    FinoCJ

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    Most of us are doing it on the front end to get the caster correct to help with steering. It does rotate the pinon down, which is a negative, but most of us find the trade off worth it on a front axle where steering is important all the time, especially in 2wd at higher speeds, and the front axle is only engaged in 4wd a limited amount, and often at slow speeds.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Yeah, mine are for caster as well. Looking at possibly using the king pins when switching suspension...
    Wondering if anyone has tried those?
     
  11. Jul 22, 2023
    Snoops

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    This :)
     
  12. Jul 22, 2023
    1967 CJ5A

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    The cheapest steel shims I found were Rubicon Express brand. You will have to cut them down to the 1.75" width.

    Part numbers RE1468 (6 deg) or RE 1467 (4 deg).

    I just bought a 4 degree set of two for $22 total on Amazon.
     
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