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LR UCA alignment question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wallytaco, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    wallytaco

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    I just had my alignment done after installing a 3 inch OME lift, LR UCAs and 33s. I requested 0 camber, 0 toe and 2.4 caster, based on what I've seen on this site. When I picked up the truck, the service manager told me that they got to 0 toe and 2.4 caster, but couldn't get any closer to 0 camber than .9. I know that .9 is within spec, but I would assume that with the LR UCAs, they shouldn't have any problem getting to 0 camber???

    Driving down the road, the truck pulls rather heavily to the right and I've got a very "twitchy" steering wheel. I know that with my 285 Duratracs, I was going to get a little more feedback through the steering wheel, but it seems to be bouncing back and forth with every small imperfection in the asphalt.

    When I got the truck home, I noticed that the shop never even touched the adjustments on the LR UCAs. I mean, the dust on the ball joint nut was unscathed. They're both still at the 0 setting and all the way out.

    The truck goes back to the dealership for a second look at the alignment tomorrow morning. My questions are: Should they be able to get to 0 toe, 0 camber and 2.4 caster without issues since I have the LR UCAs? Is my "twitchy" steering wheel normal, or should the alignment alleviate this? Does anyone have a pic of where their alignment shop set their LR UCAs?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    weidjd

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    Saw COs/RR,TSB + 1.5AAl, LR UCAs
    Same thing with me. But No real pull or anything. I dont think they adjusted the camber with the UCAs. I will take it back and try again.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    Of course it should. that is why you paid the big bucks for those badass control arms.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    x2^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    but i am having the same probles as you guys above...
    but i was dealing with firestone......long story they suck out here
    but i have it going in tomm 9am to a local guy who said no problem.....we will see ill keep you posted
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Ya, Firestone here. I will have time to go through it with them. lol.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    dude you should have no problemo getting the camber to 0. those d-bags jus didnt know how to loosen that nut on the uca and adjust the friggin camber!
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    well just got truck back from alingment shop...here are the #'S I GIVE UP
    IM NEVER GONNA GET THE 0 / 0 / 2.4 - 2.7 EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT OH WELL
    I HAVE TO CUT MY LOSSES NOW IM IN $300 ON ALINGMENTS ALREADY
    CHEAPER TO GET NEW TIRES
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    That f'in sucks man! I went threw several alignments before I found a guy capable of doing it.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    told you to bring it in :)
     
  10. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    i am going to do that one day in a few weeks.....^^^^^^^^
    i just got the new 285/75/16 and im not sure i even want to keep them
    with all the rubbing issues and possible body mount chop it is not worth it...
    i might downsize... i didnt do my home work on this one but the tires were a good price...when i take her out 4x4ing and see what happens with the big tires ill make my decision.
    then i will call you and set up a alingment with you...
    thanks again......
    if you were closer i would have been there from the get go.....
    thanks for all your help.....
     
  11. Apr 8, 2010 at 3:21 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    its ok i understand iam not to close for a lot of you guys
    hope i can help out next time :thumbsup:
     
  12. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    I have the same set up and my shop (big o tires) were able to align just fine with out even using the LR uca.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    can we see the #s on that alignment :)
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    a2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  15. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    taping foot tap tap tap :)
     
  16. Sep 9, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Caster Left 2.71
    Caster Right 2.43

    Camber Left 0.18
    Camber Right -0.09

    Toe Left 0.01
    Toe Right 0.01
    Total Toe 0.02

    Maybe not exactly perfect but pretty damn close.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    These UCAs have slot for adjusting camber & the oem adjustments so there is no excuse to get camber right........or caster or toe for that matter. My last alignment was 0.0 & 0.1 on camber, 0.05 & 0.06 on toe, 2.7 & 2.8 on caster........it drives perfect. I have 5100s at 2.5, 1.5 AAL & 18x9s with 32x11 Duratracs. That was NTB, 140.00 for 3 yr transferable alignment.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Sounds like you need a new shop. I didn't have any trouble with mine.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    225nontypical

    225nontypical ????????????

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    that is almost exactly what i got. my camber is just a little better.
     
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