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Alignment question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Oct 26, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I took my truck in for an alignment after the lift and they mentioned that the caster was out but didn't have "specs" to adjust it, seeing as I have the Total Chaos UCAs. Anyone got suggestions on what to tell them or is this not that big of a deal?

    Here is the alignment report:
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    (hope it's readable...)
     
  2. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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  3. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    He mentions that if the caster is to high, you will have "bump steer". This is not correct. Bumpsteer becomes more evident as the caster angle is diminished. The higher the caster, the LESS likely you will have "Bump steer".
     
  4. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Does that mean that the higher angle makes you "wander" a bit? Because I seem to experience that just a little...

    Couple of questions:
    1. Will caster being that high give me problems or is it just annoying?
    2. ToKu mentions he set his at 2.4 for his driving taste. However, he has a 6" lift. You think I could safely go with 2.4 with 3"? Or how do I know what my "taste" is?

    Oh, and slightly off topic, but I'm planning on adjusting my lift down next weekend - don't have time this weekend. But how do you know if you have fubar'd your CV joints?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    That post was from when Toku had only a 3" lift.
     
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