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Hey guys I should be getting Jason's new carrier bearing crossmember in the mail soon.

Some people had mentioned that shims need to be used for the installation. I thought it was a simple bolt on.

Does anyone know where the shims go, where I can buy the shims, and any other advice for installing the crossmember?

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Nick
 

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They may be referring to shimming up the carrier bearing to help pinion angle and reduce vibrations. However most aftermarket carrier bearing crossmembers are already higher than stock, so no shims or less shimming is needed.
 

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SlammedDime said:
Jason's x-member put the carrier bearing back in its stock location, so you would still need a shim for it.
Ok where does the shim go? Where can I buy one?
 

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Shim goes between the x-member, and the carrier bearing, and you can hit up 'joe', cuz he makes 'em for forum members for like 15 bucks or so, or you can make your own.
 

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Ok....sorry to keep buggin. How can I get a hold of Joe?
 

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That works too.

Joe is joe on the forum, thats why I put his name in quotes. You can prolly PM him if you want. His spacers are made from aluminum, with oval holes cut in them, so they fit different year dimes. He also includes some new grade 8 bolts with nyloc nuts.
 

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"joe" has a new name, do a search on Carrier Support Bearing shims and he should come up somewhere in there.
 

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good stuff noddle slad..thats what i always say
 

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joe is "Twin-10s" on the forum.

WTF is this shim for? I don't believe I have one.
 

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zYgoTe said:
joe is "Twin-10s" on the forum.

WTF is this shim for? I don't believe I have one.
I dont have a shim either, however I do have the SSC one. But it's different than Jasons one.
 

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big_taki said:
by the way nick did you change up your set up to lay out now
The link, notches, and high lift comes after my tax return.
 

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the shim is mainly for extended cab owners who have lowered their trucks, it helps to even out the drive-shaft, and helps out ALOT to get the vibration to go away.
 

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ehhh, wrong. std cab longbed trucks have a 2 piece driveshaft so they will need the correct shim as well.
 

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3rdCoastCrawlin said:
the shim is mainly for extended cab owners who have lowered their trucks, it helps to even out the drive-shaft, and helps out ALOT to get the vibration to go away.
Well, my truck is pretty damn low, so do I need a shim, heh? Really the only vibration I get is from the front end not being aligned.
 
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