Jul 19, 2013· With a level, make sure that the column is evenly placed and there is no side to side plumb or front to front plum. If there is, simply fix with a couple of horseshoe shims until the column is evenly balanced. (Shim thickness should not exceed 2-1/4"). Once you have the column leveled, tighten them at 85 ft-lbs. of torque.