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GROVE AXLE REALIGNMENT SHIMS

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Overview

Install these axle shims between your landing gear and axles to insure that your tires track true.
Correct any misalignment of toe-in or toe-out in 1/4" increments.

Selection Guide

How to Select the Proper Axle Shim

1. Support the aircraft in level flying attitude.

2. Chalkline the center-line of the aircraft onto the floor. Do this by connecting a mark on the floor from directly beneath the center of the firewall (use a plumb-bob) and from directly beneath the center of the tail (also using a plumb-bob).

3. Place a 36" straight edge against the outside of the tire. It should be parallel with the floor and approximately centered on the wheel.

4. Make a mark on the floor directly beneath each end of the 36" straight edge. Use a plumb-bob or square for this.

5. Measure and record distances D-1 and D-2. These are the distances between the marks in step 4 and the aircraft center-line.

6. Calculate Delta D, which is the difference between D-1 and D-2. Delta D changes by 0.157" for each 1/4".

To Change Delta D by 0.10" - 0.25" Use 1/4" Shim
To Change Delta D by 0.25" - 0.40" Use 1/2" Shim
To Change Delta D by 0.40" - 0.55" Use 3/4" Shim

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Reviews

I had to enlarge 2 of holes for a Columbia 350 but the shim size was perfect for the gear leg

Lawrence B Verified Purchase

GROVE AXLE SHIM 6102-2

August 10, 2021

I had to enlarge 2 of holes for a Columbia 350 but the shim size was perfect for the gear leg

Lawrence B Verified Purchase

GROVE AXLE SHIM 6102-3

August 10, 2021

I had to enlarge two of the holes for a Columbia 350 but it was the perfect size for the gear leg.

Lawrence B Verified Purchase

GROVE AXLE SHIM 6102-1

August 10, 2021

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: How many shims are included with Part Number: 6102-3?

This is sold per shim. So only 1 is included in P/N# 06-00930.

Q: Is the 1/4 inch shim rotated to adjust toe in from .10 to .25 and the 1/2 shim rotated to adjust from .25 to .40?

The shims are in degrees, so if you order a 1/4 degree shim that will give you a 1/4 degree correction. They are not adjustable.

Q: What is the difference between 500x5 & 600x6? I have a Cessna 180.

That is the wheel / tire size. For the Cessna 180, you will need the 600x6.

Q: Will this work with the MATCO AXLE A1?

You would have to check your axle dimensions using the PDF in the Documents section.

Q: I would like to confirm the hole pattern of Part# 06-00927. Is it 1.370 X 1.370?

Yes that is the correct pattern.

Q: How do you know which is the thinner end?

The best way to tell would be to measure it with a micrometer.

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