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Old 05-29-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Angle on DIY X chocks

Hi all,

I have been trying to find the thread that had the details of the home made x chocks that go between the two wheels, as I want to knock up a set. Needless to say either I cannot work the search function or it cannot find the one that I am looking for.

Anyway my question is what angle are people cutting the 4x4 at some places I have read 45 degs others 20 degs - what works best ?

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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I would take the board you are using to make the chocks and hold it against your tire about one third down and mark the angle. Use that piece to mark the other three boards. That will allow the boards to match your tires.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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The angle will depend on the the space between the tires and the size of the wheels.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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I cut mine at 15 deg. which works good on my Flagstaff. Be sure to measure each side individually as I found there was over an inch difference center to center on the hubs.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
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Dodgeman. If you axles are that mush different from one side to the other. I would think that needs to be fixed.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by 52Dodgeman View Post
I found there was over an inch difference center to center on the hubs.
This is called out of alignment, premature tire wear will happen. I would have that checked before you do any long trips.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:47 AM   #7
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I held a large piece of cardboard behind the tires and traced the pattern of the tires onto in. Then I laid the 4x4 pieces over the tracings so the wide end of the "V" block would remain it's original width then marked the narrow end according to my tracing.

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