2007 Night Armor Xterra SE
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: La Grande, OR
I Think my Shims are Cracking....
So I've been noticing more clunking and popping from the back leaf springs than normal. I haven't been able to get it in the air and really take it apart and check the springs, but from what it looks like the pinion angle shim appears to be cracked in half, and since the middle of the shim is concave I believe this allows the leaf to 'rotate' a bit against the rear axle, since the cracked shim allows play.
I could be wrong, the popping and sounds could all just be because it's an OME/Dakar setup, and I've heard they're pretty noisy, but I wanted to see if anyone else has experienced anything similar.