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Old 10-26-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question Alignment Questions (pics enclosed)

So after putting on the Toytec Ultimate lift and getting my adjustments right I had the truck aligned this morning, rides better so I have no problem with the alignment itself.

Can anyone decipher the results below, just wonder why they could not get caster on the right front in spec??


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Old 10-26-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Must be the day to get alignments I just had issues this morning as well. I can't help you but I bet someone can...
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Your camber is actually worst than when you brought it to them. It should be about as close to 0* as possible. Caster is optimal around 2.1*-2.4* and your toe should be at 0*.

Out of curiosity, where did you have your truck aligned at?
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did you replace the uca
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Your camber is actually worst than when you brought it to them. It should be about as close to 0* as possible. Caster is optimal around 2.1*-2.4* and your toe should be at 0*.

Out of curiosity, where did you have your truck aligned at?
I had it done at my dealer...
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did you replace the uca

No I have maximum of 1.5 inches of lift, my UCA's at no where near their limit..
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Damn cant anyone do alignments
take it someplace else
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Damn cant anyone do alignments
take it someplace else
X2. Thoses specs look like shit.
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Damn cant anyone do alignments
take it someplace else
everything is within spec except the right caster, just wondering if anyone know why it would not be able to get that one side it?

And it drives just fine...
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X2. Thoses specs look like shit.
Care to elaborate why?

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Care to elaborate why?

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Camber needs to be at 0*, and Caster needs to be at or near what SC4333 said.
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Though it may be "In spec", its at the extremes of the specifications. No Bueno in my book.
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Camber needs to be at 0*, and Caster needs to be at or near what SC4333 said.

Ok, so does this indicate a problem with my truck since they were unable to achieve those number?
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Ok, so does this indicate a problem with my truck since they were unable to achieve those number?
Yeah. Your tires are gonna wear badly, and it could pull to one side when braking or hitting bumps.
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Yeah. Your tires are gonna wear badly, and it could pull to one side when braking or hitting bumps.

hmmm...driving around for about 15 miles from the dealer on 0-55mph roads I felt no pulling either on the road, and I went down some of my "favorite" rutted roads..

What are the specs fro these trucks...

If I go back to dealer I need to have some ammo, but I am sure they will tell me with your lift it's hard to get in spec, but as you guys can see I am at the low end of my lift...
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hmmm...driving around for about 15 miles from the dealer on 0-55mph roads I felt no pulling either on the road, and I went down some of my "favorite" rutted roads..

What are the specs fro these trucks...

If I go back to dealer I need to have some ammo, but I am sure they will tell me with your lift it's hard to get in spec, but as you guys can see I am at the low end of my lift...
They should know its not right. Tell them 0* Camber, and 0* Toe.
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They should know its not right. Tell them 0* Camber, and 0* Toe.
is it possible to get that with my 1.5-1.75 lift up front, I mean look at the pics of my lift with the Toytec Coil overs I am not high at all, just wondering why the right would be harder then the other side??


I do have the drivers side about 1/4 inch higher then the passenger.






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If you are at 1.5" lift, there is no reason they cant get the alignment at 0* Camber, 0* Toe, and 2.0* Caster. You paid for a service, and they didnt do it right.
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If you are at 1.5" lift, there is no reason they cant get the alignment at 0* Camber, 0* Toe, and 2.0* Caster. You paid for a service, and they didn't do it right.
Since the right side is the problem, should I adjust my ride side coil over to be the same as my left?? Would that effect it??
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Since the right side is the problem, should I adjust my ride side coil over to be the same as my left?? Would that effect it??
Your left side isnt near 0*....I kinda think thats a problem too.
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