1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Coachbuilder Shims and Fastener Kit

Discussion in 'Marketplace - Other' started by Tacogeuse, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Oct 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM
    #1
    Tacogeuse

    Tacogeuse [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4218
    Messages:
    76
    CO
    IMG_0534.jpg

    New - 4 CB Shims, with Fastener Kit. $70.00 shipped CONUS. Or, local pickup Denver, CO. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
    dcsleeper408 likes this.
  2. Oct 13, 2016 at 5:50 PM
    #2
    Tacogeuse

    Tacogeuse [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4218
    Messages:
    76
    CO
    bump. price drop.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2016 at 9:03 PM
    #3
    PMG

    PMG New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Member:
    #3936
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't even know if I'll go this route, but I'm a hoarder and so why not. Would you consider $50 shipped? If not, cool and have a good one ☺

    PMG
     
  4. Oct 25, 2016 at 3:51 PM
    #4
    Tacogeuse

    Tacogeuse [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4218
    Messages:
    76
    CO
    I'm gonna hold out. I might have somebody local who may be needing them after buying my 35's yesterday... :thumbsup:
     
  5. Nov 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM
    #5
    Quartermeter

    Quartermeter New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Member:
    #2427
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    What r these for?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM
    #6
    gosolo

    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Member:
    #2064
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Central AZ
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC Super White Pro
    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 48g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    To lift the truck front end.
    These shims are 1/4" thick and go at the top of the front struts. Each 1/4" shim will raise that corner 1/2".
     
  7. Dec 3, 2016 at 6:04 AM
    #7
    PMG

    PMG New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Member:
    #3936
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    Just got my wheels and 5100s. Now I'm thinking I'll need these now lol

    PMG
     
  8. Dec 3, 2016 at 7:54 AM
    #8
    Quartermeter

    Quartermeter New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Member:
    #2427
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    How will a 1/4 " shim raise the body 1/2"??
     
  9. Dec 3, 2016 at 2:35 PM
    #9
    gosolo

    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Member:
    #2064
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Central AZ
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC Super White Pro
    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 48g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    I'm not smart enough to explain it. Several times I've had the control arm geometry explained to me but between my age, general lack of intellect and all of the scotch I drink any explanation would probably be wrong. Hopefully one the young smart suspension gurus will chime in.
     
    veg hed and rons23 like this.
  10. Dec 3, 2016 at 9:11 PM
    #10
    Cutter29

    Cutter29 ...

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Member:
    #1400
    Messages:
    185
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2015 Super White TRD PRO
    295/65 Duratrac, 20% tint, Clazzio, Nfab, Leer XQ,
    IMG_1229.jpg
     
  11. Dec 3, 2016 at 9:14 PM
    #11
    gosolo

    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Member:
    #2064
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Central AZ
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC Super White Pro
    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 48g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    Sarcasm?
     
  12. Dec 3, 2016 at 9:23 PM
    #12
    Cutter29

    Cutter29 ...

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Member:
    #1400
    Messages:
    185
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2015 Super White TRD PRO
    295/65 Duratrac, 20% tint, Clazzio, Nfab, Leer XQ,
    Just the easiest way to explain how 1/4" gets you 1/2" of lift
     
    gosolo likes this.
  13. Dec 4, 2016 at 7:02 AM
    #13
    gosolo

    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Member:
    #2064
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Central AZ
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC Super White Pro
    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 48g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    . Coachbuilder shims are 0.25 inches thick but will give you 1/2 inch lift in the front. They were originally intended to correct the side-to-side leaning on Tundras (most Tundras are lower on the driver side). But some use them to give a slight lift. Definitely get the diff drop if you go this route.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2016 at 9:46 AM
    #14
    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Member:
    #4379
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 4x4 CrewMax SR5
    Front 5100's. , 285/75R-18 Nitto G2's 4:88 diffs
    The shim is the same as compressing your spring. The more the spring is compressed the tighter it is and the more the lift. If you look at a Bilstein 5100 adjustable shock, the clip grooves for the spring seat is very minimal compared to the actual lift. Oh hell............Yaaaa, it's magic. Hope this helped.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2016 at 10:19 AM
    #15
    BlueBottle

    BlueBottle New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4572
    Messages:
    316
    Vehicle:
    '16 Platinum 4x4
    I thought the shims sit on top of the top hat?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2016 at 10:44 AM
    #16
    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad I am Groot

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Member:
    #533
    Messages:
    366
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    KAIG, NW of The Frozen Tundra
    Vehicle:
    2015 CM Platinum - "Street Pig"
    Some suspension tweaks
    Quoted from another forum, not my conversation:

    *QUOTE
    I had the same question, how could two shims, which measure 1/4" each (1/2" combined), equal to 1" of total lift. This was the explanation I got from Coachbuilder.

    "The shims do work a little odd

    If you notice where the upper and lower control arms bolt to the frame. This is your pivot, from the pivot out to where the tires touch the ground is your contact. The area where the shims install, just above the strut assembly is about in the center of the pivot. If the pivot were vertical it would be a 1:1 ratio but is actually about a 1:1.120. hope this makes sense. 2 shims will provide 1" of total lift.

    David"
    *END QUOTE

    There is another detailed explanation floating around I stumbled across once, I'm digging for that one.
    If all else fails, ask The Man himself, David is a nice guy.
     
    gosolo likes this.
  17. Dec 4, 2016 at 10:50 AM
    #17
    Tacogeuse

    Tacogeuse [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Member:
    #4218
    Messages:
    76
    CO
    These sit on top of the coil-over assembly, between the coil-over and upper mount. The way I understand it... The suspension moves in an arc. The 1/4" increase at the shock mount equals a 1/2" increase at the end of the arc (wheel). The use of 2 shims equals approx. 1" of lift. The Coach Builder shims have been used by several members here. I have Kings and just adjusted the pre-load on them to achieve the final ride height. These are still for sale by the way.
     
    gosolo likes this.
  18. Dec 4, 2016 at 11:54 AM
    #18
    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Member:
    #4379
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 4x4 CrewMax SR5
    Front 5100's. , 285/75R-18 Nitto G2's 4:88 diffs
    The shims do sit on the very top. I just used the bilstein snap ring clip location as an example. Look at any other aftermarket shock set up. Moving the adjustment on the coil does not equal a 1:1 ratio. In other words you dont move the coil bottom or top adjustment 3" the gain 3" of lift. Think David explained it pretty good. He's the engineer guy. Hope this helps with my original post.
     
    gosolo likes this.
To Top