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My Alignment Numbers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dustyroades, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nov 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    Dustyroades

    Dustyroades [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Over the last 2 nights I installed my lift (1.75" in front and 1.5" in back), and today I took it to the stealership for an alignment. I should have known better but Kal Tire (a major Canadian chain) quoted $100 for an alignment and so did the dealership... but they didn't mention it's an extra $40 for 4WD vehicles until I got there :mad:.

    All that aside, here are the final numbers:

    Camber: Left 0.8 Right 0.4
    Caster: Left 1.3 Right 1.4
    Toe: Left 0.08 Right 0.06

    My main question is should I be concerned about the low caster? I have stock UCAs so I know this is the cause, but I don't really want to buy new ones at this point. Also is the relatively high camber and the cross camber an issue?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    bjmoose

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    That's driveable. Left camber's a little high but still in range.

    If you took it back they could probably reduce camber a little (but still in range) and give you a little more caster.

    But caster is just a "feel" thing. If it's not too skittish for you, then by definition it's good enough.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Sublime

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    Can't they get your toe to 0 or is that good enough? $140 is outrageous for 2 tires! There's no offroad shops within a decent distance?
     
  4. Nov 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Dustyroades

    Dustyroades [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know the price is high but alignments (and everything else) are more expensive in Canada. I didn't shop around much though, next time I will be more picky.

    Edit: They also gave me before and after numbers for the rear. Thrust angle apparently improved by 0.02 degrees. I don't know if that's an error or if they actually tweaked the U-bolts.
     
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