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Alignment Questions (pics enclosed)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by testedone, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    So after putting on the Toytec Ultimate lift and getting my adjustments right I had the truck aligned this morning, rides better so I have no problem with the alignment itself.

    Can anyone decipher the results below, just wonder why they could not get caster on the right front in spec??


    Before Alignment


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    After Alignment

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  2. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Must be the day to get alignments:D I just had issues this morning as well. I can't help you but I bet someone can...
     
  3. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    Your camber is actually worst than when you brought it to them. It should be about as close to 0* as possible. Caster is optimal around 2.1*-2.4* and your toe should be at 0*.

    Out of curiosity, where did you have your truck aligned at?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    did you replace the uca:D
     
  5. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    I had it done at my dealer...
     
  6. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    No I have maximum of 1.5 inches of lift, my UCA's at no where near their limit..
     
  7. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Damn cant anyone do alignments
    take it someplace else :D
     
  8. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    X2. Thoses specs look like shit.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    everything is within spec except the right caster, just wondering if anyone know why it would not be able to get that one side it?

    And it drives just fine...
     
  10. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Care to elaborate why?

    Thanks
     
  11. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    Camber needs to be at 0*, and Caster needs to be at or near what SC4333 said.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    Though it may be "In spec", its at the extremes of the specifications. No Bueno in my book.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Ok, so does this indicate a problem with my truck since they were unable to achieve those number?
     
  14. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    Yeah. Your tires are gonna wear badly, and it could pull to one side when braking or hitting bumps.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    hmmm...driving around for about 15 miles from the dealer on 0-55mph roads I felt no pulling either on the road, and I went down some of my "favorite" rutted roads..

    What are the specs fro these trucks...

    If I go back to dealer I need to have some ammo, but I am sure they will tell me with your lift it's hard to get in spec, but as you guys can see I am at the low end of my lift...
     
  16. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    They should know its not right. Tell them 0* Camber, and 0* Toe.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    is it possible to get that with my 1.5-1.75 lift up front, I mean look at the pics of my lift with the Toytec Coil overs I am not high at all, just wondering why the right would be harder then the other side??


    I do have the drivers side about 1/4 inch higher then the passenger.



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  18. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    If you are at 1.5" lift, there is no reason they cant get the alignment at 0* Camber, 0* Toe, and 2.0* Caster. You paid for a service, and they didnt do it right.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Since the right side is the problem, should I adjust my ride side coil over to be the same as my left?? Would that effect it??
     
  20. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Your left side isnt near 0*....I kinda think thats a problem too.
     
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