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Old 02-08-2011, 06:30 PM
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I don't know anything about suspension or alignment so I was just looking for a little more insight. So I took my truck to Pepboys and had an alignment done to fix a pull to the right. It didn't change at all. So I took my truck to a special Alignment place and had them look at it. They said the alignment was spot on, but that there was this one aspect of it that couldn't be adjusted because Ford made it so it couldn't be without the installation of Cam washers. They said it would cost me $400 to install them, but said they weren't necessary as long as I didn't mind the pull it wouldn't hurt the truck.

So what is it that they couldn't adjust? And is there anything else I could to get rid of this pull to the right?

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:23 AM
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anyone?
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:40 AM
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Dont know about suspension my self. I do know that your camber can be adjusted by adding special washers.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 AM
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I never heard that, usually pulling to a side is a tie rod related thing. I just cant see why ford would make something where it would make the truck pull to one side though, it doesnt seem right
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:32 AM
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It so they can adjust camber. the stock ones are square and not adjustable. thats a high price for them to do it!!! I took mine to a front end shop and they only was gonna charge me 160 to install then and then 40 for alignment. You should be able to install them on your own I'm gonna change mine when i do my wheel bearing. Here is the part they are talking about http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web..._1268991699___
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:47 AM
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It so they can adjust camber. the stock ones are square and not adjustable. thats a high price for them to do it!!! I took mine to a front end shop and they only was gonna charge me 160 to install then and then 40 for alignment. You should be able to install them on your own I'm gonna change mine when i do my wheel bearing. Here is the part they are talking about http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web..._1268991699___
Thanks. Yeah, it seemed a little pricy and I figured I would just deal with the pull for now since the guy said it wouldn't harm the truck. Do they make them square and not adjustable so when they go out of adjustment they are hoping we will go to the dealer to buy the washers? Just another way to make money?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:55 AM
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too make $$$$ most likely
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:31 AM
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My 93 was pulling to the right, and it turned out to radius arm bushings. Might want to check that out.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:47 PM
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My 93 was pulling to the right, and it turned out to radius arm bushings. Might want to check that out.
Thanks, I actually had them look into that. I had them do a full suspension check and they looked over everything and gave me a report. (not saying they couldn't miss something). The only things they noticed on my truck was that the camber was slightly off, but not adjustable and that all my lower ball joint boots were torn, but I only have 1/16" play. I plan to replace those someday soon when I get some extra cash
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:56 PM
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I just had to get my alignment done after changing out my upper control arms. I ended up paying about $230 for an alignment and those cam kits installed on both sides. I was told it was a good price by a Ford mechanic. $400 sounds way too steep to me.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:10 PM
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I just had to get my alignment done after changing out my upper control arms. I ended up paying about $230 for an alignment and those cam kits installed on both sides. I was told it was a good price by a Ford mechanic. $400 sounds way too steep to me.
Yeah, I agree. Right now I think I will just leave them for a bit. In a couple months I am going to invest in some bigger tires and I think I will just have it done then. I just wanted to make sure that have the camber a little out of adjustment wouldn't hurt anything.
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