Not that those would be deal breakers for me either, but damn those are annoying to deal with when you pay so much for what is supposed to be a 100% bolt in axle built to your specs. Getting rid of the shims would indeed be a big highlight of an axle from them. For the lines, I thought they advertise them to be already plumbed, but I guess that only happens if you choose one of the disc or drum options instead of reusing your own brakes since they don't know whether you'll go disc or drum if you reuse. What sucks about that is to choose a disc or drum option from them, means they supply you all the components at a high cost. Would be nice if they advertised a setup for the lines only, and then you choose what brakes they build the lines for. Oh well I guess.Got it installed today, still need to bleed the brakes, route the cable and mount the selector.
Not too many issues, but some annoying ones, not totally unexpected.
Spring perches were supposed to welded on to give 12 degrees of pinion angle. They were welded on to stock specs.
So much for losing the shims on the springs.
Then there were the brake lines, the lines were not pre-formed to fit.
The tee mount was 2" to the right of the stock location so I couldn't reuse my old lines.
Not a big deal, but it cost me an extra 1-1/2 hours.
Otherwise it's a thing of beauty!
Definitely want to see pics. I don't have as exciting a change coming but my buddy just bought an LJ and I get the 44 out of it which we will do 4.88's and a Truetrac on. Looking forward to it a lot.