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Old 01-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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alignment before or after 285s

I couldn't find an answer with a search. i just did my lift OME 885 LR UCA dakars and nitrocharger sports. I have 285 70 17 duratracs in the basement but my wheels wont be here until tomorrow. So my question here is should i get it aligned now or wait till i get my wheels and tires on? Sorry if its been covered already because i couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance!
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It wont kill you to wait a few days
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The wheels and tire change won't affect the alignment , so you could do it now
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I'd just play it safe and wait until you get the new stuff on then get it aligned.
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Thanks oz. I figured as much just wanted some reassurance. Plus i have today off from work, time to call the shop!
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I'd just play it safe and wait until you get the new stuff on then get it aligned.
also not a bad plan as it would insure your new wheels have no fitament issues
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also not a bad plan as it would insure your new wheels have no fitament issues
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I got scs stealth six on the way. I know that i need to trim the fenders and such, but overall fitment im not worried about. 17x8.5 4.3bs and -10mm offset. Maybe i will just wait until wed when their installed. haha
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I got scs stealth six on the way. I know that i need to trim the fenders and such, but overall fitment im not worried about. 17x8.5 4.3bs and -10mm offset. Maybe i will just wait until wed when their installed. haha
Thats what I would do and its only a couple more days. You only want to do things once.
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Thats what I would do and its only a couple more days. You only want to do things once.
I agree

It would be different if we were talking weeks
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #11
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I got scs stealth six on the way. I know that i need to trim the fenders and such, but overall fitment im not worried about. 17x8.5 4.3bs and -10mm offset. Maybe i will just wait until wed when their installed. haha
I have your exact setup. Lots of trimming and cab mount chop
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Thanks for the info everyone. Im going to wait till wed. Good thing i know some welders. How bad did the cab mount rub?
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Pretty bad. It rubbed without the suspension flexed during normal driving. Driving home from the shop was fun, i was taking corners like an 18 wheeler i only got 2.5" of lift tho, you may have gotten more. Good choices on the lift tires and wheels +1
You could have the alignment guy get your caster numbers high to help the rubbing, but you will have to cut more off of the front fender then. Probably a good idea to wait. It might be worth it to get the tires and wheels mounted and balanced and just throw them in the back of the truck until you have access to tools. Did you get new lugs?
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Yea i have a 10mm spacer up front as well. pretty tall.
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Wait till you get the tires your going to run on your truck.
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Yea i have a 10mm spacer up front as well. pretty tall.
Nice that will help for sure, i don't have top plate spacers. You might be alright for normal driving then
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What were your alignment specs Evan?
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What were your alignment specs Evan?
I dont remember exactly but caster was 2.5 and 2.7 toe and camber were both close to 0
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Tire choice has no effect on alignment.
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I dont remember exactly but caster was 2.5 and 2.7 toe and camber were both close to 0
you dont have a pull? and what does your toe look like.

reason im asking is because i work at a tire shop and i am the main alignment guy and you should have a -0.5 caster split and you got a -0.2
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