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tires pointed inward?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacosupreme54, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    i just recently noticed that my front tires look like they are angled inwards at the bottom. you can notice it more the farther away you are. you can't really tell as much from the pictures as you can in person. it's nothing really noticeable or significant. i was just wondering if there is something wrong? if this is typical? if it's a big deal? why is it doing this and what to do about it? or am i just over analyzing my truck?

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  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you are lifted, without running aftermarket UCA's, they probably had to push the camber out a bit to get it to align close.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    x2...you need after market UCAs to get your alignment correct...check out Light Racing or Total Chaos
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    dangs. that looks in quite a bit.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    ok, i was wondering if my tire and wheel guy had left something off or done something wrong there. but i still have stock ucas and they are pretty close to my tires, but is it alright riding like this? i don't really off-road or anything.

    also, when i get a wider wheel with lower backspacing (4.25), since it will put the wheel farther from the ucas, will that make my tires look like they are leaning anymore?
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Positive camber is commonly used on vehicles that understeer (like 4wd trucks) because it makes steering easier. It will result in uneven tire wear though. Prefer my camber at zero and little heavier steering wheel.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    anything that will help me with this besides ucas? i don't have the $450+ that it's gonna cost for those right now. would a wheel with lower backspacing help with this? since it will give more room between the wheel and ucas
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    Wheel back space wont affect the camber. You need different UCA's to fix it. OR..Have your alignment guy set Camber at 0*, and live with crap Caster.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    what do you mean by that?
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    I mean your caster will be around .6*, as opposed to the 2.0* or so that it needs to be set at.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    and that will make my tires look right but give me a rougher ride or something of that nature?
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Tires would "Look right", but the truck will wander. And thats if they can even get the Camber close to 0*
     
  13. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    What kind of lift u got?

    NM I see 2.5 spacers.
     
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    i have some builtright uniball ucas with procomp 3" ultimate lift kit runninig 17x8.5 atx thugs with 265/70r17 duratracs. i did the alignment at work and got every thing set to .0

    before the uca i couldnt force anything better than .4
     
  16. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    2.5" spacers, 2" aal
     
  17. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    great, thanks
     
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