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patwrik 07-19-2011 10:30 PM

5100 Bilstein @ 1.75" Alignment Specs??
Hello all,
I've searched and searched, but was not able to find anything regarding this.

I bought the 5100 billys at DSM, front and rears. I installed them myself, set the fronts to 1.75" and then brought it over to The Truck Shop in San Diego to get aligned.

While driving down to The Truck Shop, I noticed that my steering wheel is all cockeyed and its pulling to the left.

James @ The Truck Shop said he would take care of it. It took around 2 hours for them to complete the work. I paid and took it around. Steering wheel is still facked up and its still pulling to the left. I took it back to James and he said it was because I recently rotated my tires. Told me to drive it around for a week and then bring it back.

My question is this BS regarding the tires, or are my numbers off? What should I do?

Here are my numbers before:

Caster LEFT `1.3" RIGHT 1.4"
Camber LEFT 0.7" RIGHT 0.9"
Toe LEFT 7/32" RIGHT 7/32" TOTAL 7/16"

My numbers after:

Caster LEFT `1.2" RIGHT 1.5"
Camber LEFT 0.6" RIGHT 1.0"
Toe LEFT 1/32" RIGHT 1/32" TOTAL 1/16"

What would you guys recommend to be in "spec?" Anything else you guys can recommend to get it driving back to what im use too?

BTW, I'm not trying to bash on The Truck Shop. James did tell me that I can bring the truck back, after a week or two to allow the tires to wear down. Hopefully, he'll keeps he word.

Thanks for all your help regarding this issue.


Fabulous 07-20-2011 07:50 AM

Camber should be 0.3 or lower, and caster should be higher...1.8 or higher at least, but 2.3-2.5 would be ideal. At 1.75 you should be able to get those numbers

Zombie Runner 07-20-2011 10:21 AM

0 camber
0 toe
2.4 caster

patwrik 07-20-2011 07:10 PM

Thanks for the replies. Hope James @ the truck shop keeps his word.

bolson 07-20-2011 07:14 PM

Interested in the outcome of this, I plan on doing 5100s at 1.75" very soon

patwrik 07-20-2011 08:21 PM

I'll keep this post updated....

@Bolson, you planning to install yourself?

TacoSupreem 07-21-2011 02:10 AM

See if they can get your camber closer to zero and your caster a little higher.
Also please note that they're alignment machine could be out of calibration. So those numbers might not even be accurate.

WaGood24 07-22-2011 08:12 AM

I'm putting my 5100s on in next weekend and I was wondering how big of an issue is getting an allignment afterwards? Of course I'm planning on getting my allignment done, at the dealer actually. But what I'm wondering is whether or not it's ok to drive on for a few days? Or do I need to just keep it in the driveway until I get the allignment done? Thanks.

patwrik 07-27-2011 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by Zombie Runner (Post 3461405)
0 camber
0 toe
2.4 caster

Thx Zombie Runner... Specs definitely helped.

Although they did not get them exactly to the numbers, they were +/- .02.

StreetTaco4Me 06-17-2013 12:46 AM

just the info i needed...I have billys set at 1.75, do I just walk in the alignment shop and say I want to see these numbers please:


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