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Messing up Alignment Off Road

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by drew02a, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    drew02a

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    Is it possible for your truck to just go out of alignment while wheeling without breaking anything?

    After this last meet I noticed that I had to hold the steering heel at 11:00 to keep going straight down the highway. Took a look underneath and it doesn't look like anything is bent or broken. Could I have just knocked it out of alignment?

    I was going to install LR UCAs anyway so right now I'm planning on doing that tomorrow, then taking it in to get it re-aligned.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Totally possible- which is why the lifetime alignment from Firestone was so clutch for me....I can take it in whenever i do a suspension upgrade or have a good offroad trip.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    And it is NOT possible to fix it by going back on the trail, but the opposite direction...
     
  6. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Me too. Best $130 I ever spent on the truck.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Interesting you should mention that :laugh:
     
  8. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    I have tried. :anonymous:
     
  9. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    How about if you are in reverse?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    You cant get the speed needed.....And you "may" loose control and hit a fence. :anonymous:
     
  11. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    You definitely get cool points for trying

    I think I'm going to do the Firestone thing, thanks all.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    depending on where you live, just driving down the highway will throw your alignment out. more so in the northern states due to the potholes we have
     
  13. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    Whoa! Are you saying that there are potholes on PA roads?
     
  14. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    I snapped a torsion bar on the pontiac hitting a pothole.
     
  15. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    I bet there's a good story to this one.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Not really....I went really fast backwards, lost control, and hit a fence. :eek: The weird part was.....The fence post was stuck between the bumper, and the bed. Sticking up. :confused:
     
  17. Nov 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    That sucks. Trying to be like Marty McFly?
     
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