It's the lift itself that causes the alignment issues, not the means of providing lift. Coils vs. spacers does not matter.
The suspension is designed to work a certain way at a certain ride height. You change the ride height, you change the suspension geometry. The lift results in the lower arms sticking out farther than the upper arms. New UCAs are physically wider than stock ones and push the top of the spindle out, which helps correct alignment issues.
Originally Posted by magneticnick
This is new news to me, so the spacers will cause caster/camber issues huh?
I HAVE read lots of posts about lifts on this website and I am fairly proficient when it comes to suspension and mods but I was not aware that the spacers would cause issues resulting in un-even tire wear.
Now that I know this, I will re-consider on my purchase. (I was thinking about spacers)
I am assuming this issues DOES NOT occour if a coil over shock is purcahsed does it??? I realize they are far more expensive but I think I would rather go that route than spacers and UCA's. Does any 2WD guys ever go with the Camburg 4" Spindles?
Sorry for the thread jack, but I feel this question is relevent to the subject.