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Old 02-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
It's a work in progress.
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Unhappy TC UCA owners or anybody with a "lift," how is your alignment? Mine's being a b****

Here is my problem, my alignment sucks.
1. My caster it too + and my camber is way too +. She wanders on the freeway and you can visually see front he front of the truck that my tires lean out at the top.
2. Every time I go to allign my truck, I end up bending the tabs that the lower control arm cam-bolts are supposed to rotate within. This only happens on the forward LCA bolt. I've done my alignment myself many times and recently resorted to taking it to a shop but they flattened those tabs worse than I do. I've been told that it's caused by "the lift" but I the TC UCA's are made to help your alignment. So I need some help.

So here are my questions:
How is your allignment? Do you have any problems with it? Has anybody else encountered the LCA tab bending issue? How did you solve it? Anybody have any ideas how to easily strengthen those tabs? What do I do?
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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I'll have to dig my old alignment numbers but I remembered I asked the shop to bring the caster up to 3 so that the tire could be more centered. They had no issues with the LCA tabs.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:44 PM   #3
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Hmmm...
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:46 PM   #4
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My alignment is spot on:

Toe = 0*
Camber 0*
Caster 2.8*
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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Had mine aligned twice with TCs, I don't do the shit myself because of the above mentioned problems. All but one of my measurements are within spec.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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what kind of numbers are you guys looking for? getting lifted monday, the whole shabang with camburg 1.25's. didn't know what numbers to look for.
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My alignment is good as well
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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Quote:
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My alignment is spot on:

Toe = 0*
Camber 0*
Caster 2.8*
Bingo
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #10
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Well thats definitely not news I wanted to hear. I hope nothing is bent.
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