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Do Eibach springs require alignment?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zac808, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    Zac808

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    Do Eibach springs require alignment on truck?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    I would say if you change the heigth any way up or down it needs to be aligned.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    Can you fully align the truck with the eibachs without getting UCA's?
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    nope. you really need to change out the stock UCA's if you're going to lift the front end. i drove for a while without doing this, because i couldn't afford them. they cant align it properly, and consequently the caster will be off, causing the truck to "wander" down the road. bottom line, get some aftermarket UCA's.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    are you reffering to the leveling springs or the 3" lift springs?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    Not so. I have Eibach's w/5100's set at .85" and they were able to keep my alignment within spec.

    Truck tracks perfectly at low and high speed, and does not wander at all, under braking and acceleration.

    And ya- you will definately need an alignment after you remove the front springs/shocks.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    If your a lil tight on money "Light Racing" makes a solid UCA from what i've heard...otherwise get some Total Chaos UCAs. Those seem to be the best and alot of guys on here use em :)
     
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    Only if you go above 2" in lift. I just put my 5100 on at 1.75" and after the 2nd alignment I'm within specs.
     
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  10. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    1.6" lift.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Yes you will need to get it aligned, any time you lift the front end you need to adjust the alignment.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Yes. Just get it aligned and your good to go.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    You will have no problems getting the truck alignment with these springs. You don't need to worry about a diff drop as well. That's why I went with them.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    anytime you lift you align from what iv heard, and with the eibach springs only giving 1.6" lift you dont need new ucas
     
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    Cool. Thanks. I'll be picking those eibachs up.
     
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    Any time suspension geometry is changed, your alignment will be out of spec and you'll have to get it re-alligned.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    If I get these springs it will be my 3rd vehicle Ive bought springs from eibach for. I wander if I can some kind of discount or VIP customer service haha
     
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