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While checking for Soft Foot with either dial indicators or a laser, use a set of feeler gages to measure the gap under each corner of every foot. This simple and quick step will identify if standard "flat" shims will fix the soft foot, or tell you if you are dealing with an "angular" gap. Thus avoiding a long battle of haplessly "chasing your tail" trying to correct for something that normal shimming cannot.

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