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Wheels bowing inward (Alignment Issues)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cools20, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    cools20

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    Hey, so my wheels on my truck are bowing in and giving me uneven tire wear. My alignment seems fine, everything is straight. Im running an icon, total chaos mid travel set up with maxtrac spindles and 1.5 wheel spacers. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks, Brandon


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  2. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    There's no such thing as my alignment seems fine . It is or it isn't . It looks like a bent spindle possibly .
     
  3. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Or is your lower control arm about to break ? Hmmm looks flimsy as hell down there
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    "... alignment is fine..."

    No it's not. Too much negative camber.

    An alignment is more than just steering and toe.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Ball joint something is wrong for sure
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Go get an alinement ;)
     
  7. Oct 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    i jumped it a few weeks ago so i think the negative camber could of possibly came from that or i broke something by doing so? if i cranked my shock up to give it more height would you think that could help, its at the lowest point right now
     
  8. Oct 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    got an alinement done last month at 4wheel...ha
     
  9. Oct 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    You don't fix your alinement by cranking your coil overs I say let some pre-load out and go get it alined. You may have bent the LCA or your frame rails but I doubt it unless you MEGA-HUCKED it ;)
     
  10. Oct 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    Was that before or after you started having this problem? I can tell you from the pics this can be at least slightly corrected by your alinement cams
     
  11. Oct 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    im surprised your still running the sway bar.

    take pics of the inside of the wheel to show people what else is goin on in there
     
  12. Oct 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Can you take some more pics of the lower controll arm? It looks bent.
     
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