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Old 11-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Can I drive with no alignment after Coilover install?

If so for how long?

I have to drive 120 miles tonight and just don't want to mess anything up. Is it okay to drive 120-150 before getting an alignment?
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Check to see if the wheel is touching the UCA or UCA is touching the coilover anywhere. If it isnt touching I would say are okay to drive for a while. But dont put it off for too long or your tires will end up like mine. f'd up!
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How much lift? I just put on billy 5100's a couple days ago set at 1.75. Haven't got an alignment. Tracks strait no shake or vibes. I'll get one soon. But to be honest it feels in alignment
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Check to see if the wheel is touching the UCA or UCA is touching the coilover anywhere. If it isnt touching I would say are okay to drive for a while. But dont put it off for too long or your tires will end up like mine. f'd up!
I've been driving it and the Uca isn't touching the Coilover or vice versa

Only thing it does at full lock at one side hits the cab mount slightly

And will align first thing Monday

How long did you put it off that your tires got messed up?

So you guys think it's fine?
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How much lift? I just put on billy 5100's a couple days ago set at 1.75. Haven't got an alignment. Tracks strait no shake or vibes. I'll get one soon. But to be honest it feels in alignment
Just a little over 2 inches plus I had blistering 5100 set at 2.5 before these and it was aligned with those
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I've been driving it and the Uca isn't touching the Coilover or vice versa

Only thing it does at full lock at one side hits the cab mount slightly

And will align first thing Monday

How long did you put it off that your tires got messed up?

So you guys think it's fine?
like 5000 miles they had extremely uneven wear
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I would at least get the toe setting close.
With the steering wheel centered.
Measure the center point between the front of the tires and the rear of the tires. Adjust until they are close to equal. You can spray some WD40 under the tires to make the adjustment easier.
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I would at least get the toe setting close.
With the steering wheel centered.
Measure the center point between the front of the tires and the rear of the tires. Adjust until they are close to equal. You can spray some WD40 under the tires to make the adjustment easier.
The steering wheel is not off center
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I drove mine for a week waiting for an appointment. No problems.
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My alignment was so bad that any speed above 30-35 was... thrilling. I went for 4 days like that, driving to and from work, but only at low speeds through town.

So, you might be OK. You might not.
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The steering wheel is not off center
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How much lift? I just put on billy 5100's a couple days ago set at 1.75. Haven't got an alignment. Tracks strait no shake or vibes. I'll get one soon. But to be honest it feels in alignment
Get it aligned.... It won't feel so aligned in about 10,000 miles when your front tires are worn.

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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Getting it aligned right now

Thanks for all the help guys
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