Axle Shims — Reduce Tire Wear
and Improve Ground Handling

Toe-In or Toe-Out Realignment Shims

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.
CORRECTION Type 1 Axle Type 2 Axle
1/4° P/N 6101-1 P/N 6102-1
1/2° P/N 6101-2 P/N 6102-2
3/4° P/N 6101-3 P/N 6102-3

Camber Adjustment Shims

Adjust the vertical alignment of your wheels with these camber adjustment shims.
CORRECTION Type 1 Axle Type 2 Axle
1/2° P/N 6201-2 P/N 6202-2
P/N 6201-4 P/N 6202-4
P/N 6201-8 P/N 6202-8

Precision machined from 2024-T3 aluminum.
Price: $26.00 each

Shims for Type 1 axles are typically used for 500x5 wheels, and
Type 2 for 600x6 —
but not always.

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to see what type axle pattern you have.

 
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 ΔD, which is the difference between D-1 and D-2. ΔD changes by 0.157" for each ¼°.

To Change ΔD by 0.10" -  0.25" Use ¼° Shim
To Change ΔD by 0.25" -  0.40" Use ½° Shim
To Change ΔD by 0.40" -  0.55" Use ¾° Shim