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Is this gonna cost me more $$$ to fix?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TurfTaco, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Sep 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    I just had eibachs installed today and had the 5100s set at .85 with the 1/4" driver side spacer. Independent suspension and alignment shop did the work and said the alignment isnt perfect but very close. I now have a vibe/slight roar between 50 and 70 mph. What could it be? Is it something to worry about? I can feel it slightly in the steering wheel and pedal. The truck tracks straight and doesnt wander. I had just 5100s prior to today set at 1.75 with no vibs or noise at all. Oh, yes i have stock uca's and the tires are 265/70s still.

    Here is the alignment specs:
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  2. Sep 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    mine has tiny vibes too at .85
     
  3. Sep 16, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    And here are my measurements:

    Driver Front: 34.25 (factory) 37.25 (now)
    Pass Front: 34.50 (factory) 37.50 (now)
    Driver Rear: 36.00 (factory) 37.75 (now)
    Pass Rear: 36.375 (factory) 38.00 (now)
     
  4. Sep 16, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    ummm yeah
    i will show my alignment sheet
     
  5. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Can someone look at the alignment specs and give some input. I don't know what they mean.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Your Caster should be closer to 2*, and the Camber should be closer to 0*.
    Personally, It doesnt look too bad. Everything is pretty even.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Yea, I saw where most guys are saying get the caster close to 2 and he told me he wanted to get more caster but there was no way. Caster has to do with how it tracks, correct? If so I think I am ok there cause it actually tracks better than before. I assume camber and Toe have to do more with tire wear. I asked him if he thought I should get new uca's and he said he didn't think it was worth the money...will i have premature/uneven tire wear with these numbers? Not really concerned with the tires thats on it, but once I get new tires I dont want to wear them out faster than they should.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    did they rotate your tires? If one of the rears was out of balance, you might feel it in the steering wheel now that it's up front. I don't think that you'd feel it in the pedal though, that's probably drivetrain related.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Well, i purchased new wheels about a month ago and they got rotated then when they mounted/balanced, but my tires are a bit chopped up and worn uneven from a past bad alignment and now since i am 1" higher in the front I wonder if the tire contact with the road (or whatever im trying to say) has altered and the vibs are coming from the tires. I am having them rebalanced today as a first effort to see if that works.
    What should I look for if this doesnt work? Chris says driveline vibs are felt in the seat and that not my case...just slight vib in steering wheel and pedal but more of a humming/roar noise than the vib.
    Chris also said to check the wheel bearing, which i will do, but that would be some coinsidence being as i drove into the shop with no vibs or noise and left with the vibs and noise.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Cool keep us updated pls.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Thomas Tire
     
  12. Sep 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Well it turns out the tires were out of balance so all is well now. Thanks
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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