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Alignment question after 3" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by thedude, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    is that what you did? i have these bad boys ready to go in, just trying to figure out the best way to get them in there.

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  2. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    not to jack the thread, but i don't understand why they install that bolt from the top/front instead of the back/bottom.

    i helped a buddy put his on and we just bent the fender. it's not hard, you just have to watch the lines on the inside of the fender. i'll probably bend my fender as well when i install my LRs
     
  3. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    so i'm assuming you guys will install the bolt the other way around when you put in your new uca's?
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    would you do the samething on the driver's side or leave it the way it is?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    yeah, you have to bend both sides. at least on a 2010.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Be careful when you do it too , there are fuel lines behind there
     
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    l was gonna cut the bolt on mine, but bending the sheet metal was so easy I said forget it. Bent it with some cloth and needle nose pliers...went right back to normal no sweat. Can't even tell I did it.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Should I try a diff shop for alignment next time?
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    I'd drive on it for a while and see how you feel about it. You shouldn't have excessive tire wear. Rotate per normal.

    If you find it wanders and the steering wheel doesn't center or turn back to straight as well as you would like, look at UCAs.

    You can always buy them later.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Perhaps. You might want to get involved in the process as well, as in let them know you expect they won't be able to get it to spec but ask if they can get the caster as high as possible and the camber and toe as close to 0 as possible. I find alignment shops to be VERY hit and miss. Maybe ask around locally.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I plan on talking to them about it. They likely have little to no experience with LR UCA's. I may even print some stuff off of here for reference. I've had some people recommend a local shop - I'll talk to them and see if they are willing to help.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Here are the specs after LR UCA's were installed today
     
  14. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    good, but I belive the cross caster could be better. I think that if they could get the right side closer to the left you'd be on to something. I got both my left and right set at 2.5 and it drives like a dream. How does yours feel?
     
  15. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    It feels better, less squirrely on the road at hwy speeds. It does seem to pull slightly to the right - but not sure if that's just the crappy road I was driving on. I told him I wanted as close to 0 toe/camber and 2.4 for caster so I guess this is as close as he could get. The guy spent over 2 hrs trying to get it right and didn't charge me any extra. It's not perfect but a lot better than before.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    Yeah it's pulling to the right quit a bit. I wonder if the caster being .4 more on the right could be the cause? I'm at the allignment shop right now to see what they can do.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Get them to get the caster even on both sides. Like both at 2.3- 2.5.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Well they say the allignment is "perfect" They swapped my front two tires and it helped. They said with brand new tires it may pull a bit until they wear in... whatever sounds like bs to me.
     
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