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Old 09-16-2009, 12:13 PM
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my front wheels wont sit straight the top of the tires sit in way to far. it wont keep alignment. the truck has 9 inches of lift sitting of 33 12.50s. if you know of some quick way to fis this or know where i can get a cheap straight axle and conversion kit. my front tires sit like this /... \

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Old 09-17-2009, 07:22 AM
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my front wheels wont sit straight the top of the tires sit in way to far. it wont keep alignment. the truck has 9 inches of lift sitting of 33 12.50s. if you know of some quick way to fis this or know where i can get a cheap straight axle and conversion kit. my front tires sit like this /... \
Not too familiar, with trucks but I would look into slacking off the steering linkages. It seems they have you leashed, you can eyeball the alignment with a tape measure, just use specific tread blocks and adjust till they are the same measure front and back of the tire. HTH
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There is something familiar about this. I swear I remember reading somewhere recently that if you go over a certain amount of lift, the camber gets thrown way out of whack and there's something special you have to do. I'll look around for the info.....
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:24 AM
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Yeah there are specific things that are usually addressed, like top plates, adjustable knuckles, and such is all I know but it is in reference to ride height adj's on cars. =(
not trucks.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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If your tires are sitting like this /--\, you just need to go higher! If there sitting like this \--/, the you've gone too high! j/k!

What year, engine and such is your truck, and how is it lifted? This would help lots in diagnosing it.

Also, as far a a SAS goes, there's alot of info over on ranger forums .com. Just search and you'll find all you need to know for that.
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its a 92 ranger with the 2.9l v6 its got blocks in the rear and bigger springs in the front. i wish i knew what to do till i straight axle it because it is eating my wheel bearings up......
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:46 PM
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Well google camber adjusting for your truck and see what you come up with. Like I said I am not familiar with trucks and their adjustment capabilities, but someone will have run into this before. . . Gay run tee zit.
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Sounds like someone threw some longer coils in there that they had lying around. With a proper lift kit there should be drop brackets that allow the front i-beams to be lowered as well as the radius arms, for the longer springs, thereby correcting most camber issues..

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I know nothing about doing alignments, but I think there are "camber bushings" or something available to help correct the problem. I'm still looking for the post i saw on TRS that explained why your camber is way off...
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The reason it is off is the suspension components are engineered to create a specific anount of swing camber causing the tire to lay in for cornering. When you raise or lower your suspension, it makes it like one of the arms is shorter. Causing the hub to sit slightly off.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:35 AM
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ttb sucks don't it lol. MY 83 is bad when you back it in a parking spot reverse seems to exagerate it. the camber bushings on stock ttb need to be ghanged to adjustables you can get the at o'reallys. The current ones you have wont adjust enough. Good lordy why so much lift too, mine can clear 35's with my 3 in. on it. Of coarse there is some fender trimming in there.
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