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alignment before or after 285s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by slo2sixty, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    slo2sixty

    slo2sixty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  2. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    rickmeseke

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    It wont kill you to wait a few days :)
     
  3. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    OZ-T

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    The wheels and tire change won't affect the alignment , so you could do it now
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    I'd just play it safe and wait until you get the new stuff on then get it aligned.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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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!
     
  6. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    also not a bad plan as it would insure your new wheels have no fitament issues
     
  7. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    X2.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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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
     
  9. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    Thats what I would do and its only a couple more days. You only want to do things once. ;)
     
  10. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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    I agree

    It would be different if we were talking weeks
     
  11. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    I have your exact setup. Lots of trimming and cab mount chop
     
  12. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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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?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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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 :cool: 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?
     
  14. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    Yea i have a 10mm spacer up front as well. pretty tall. :)
     
  15. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    Wait till you get the tires your going to run on your truck.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    Nice that will help for sure, i don't have top plate spacers. You might be alright for normal driving then
     
  17. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    What were your alignment specs Evan?
     
  18. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    I dont remember exactly but caster was 2.5 and 2.7 toe and camber were both close to 0
     
  19. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    Tire choice has no effect on alignment.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    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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