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Old 04-17-2011, 06:51 AM
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Default Leveling kit on now HORRIBLE camber/caster!

I do beleive I need an alignment lol. These pics are with the full weight of the vehicle on it.



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Old 04-17-2011, 07:20 AM
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I take it you did not get your shims?

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The caster is the movement of the ball joint forward/backwards, so make sure you get just the shims that are straight and non angled, those should be enough to bring it back in.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:37 AM
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Lollers.

Good luck finding a shop that knows how to align a TTB.lol.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:40 AM
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Your tires won't last long like that..

Anyone have pics of these shims & where they go?
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:48 AM
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They go right in top of the upper ball joint. They are offset and turn the ball joint in/out, changing the cambers. Any shop can align it. Its just a matter of tuning the hex head on the bushing. TTB are not very difficult to align. If all the parts are new or have been busted loose of rust and cleaned.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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Any shop can align it.
Doesn't mean they want to.

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If all the parts are new or have been busted loose of rust and cleaned.
Again, what shop is gonna spend their time doing that?


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Old 04-17-2011, 07:56 AM
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the onwer needs to get everything ready for the shop to align. The shop will do it, but it will reflect in the bill! When I went thru the front end of my truck I made sure everything was taked apart and cleaned and greased going back in, this way the shop couldnt say they had to get out torches and blah, blah, blah.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:58 AM
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Lol guys, guys. I WORK at an alignment shop lol I have all the parts to get it done everything's been skunk juiced for a week (PB blaster'ed) So it shouldnt be that difficult.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:58 AM
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that camber does seem pretty severve tho, you may have to get the angled bushings. The angled ones will put a ton of stress on your BJ's tho. If you only replaced one I would think about doing the other if you need those severe degree shims.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:02 AM
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From what I've estimated, it needs about 2.5' degree bushings installed in it... The balljoints are ALL getting replaced so....it should be okay. They were SUPPOSED to be 1.5 inch leveling coils...I netted just over 2.5 inches of lift.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:37 AM
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Holy balls!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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Yea dude, NOT happy
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:28 AM
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that is not align-able, way to far out
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:31 AM
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that is not align-able, way to far out
im with Terry on this one. without larger pivot drops you wont be able to align that.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:38 AM
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the onwer needs to get everything ready for the shop to align. The shop will do it, but it will reflect in the bill! When I went thru the front end of my truck I made sure everything was taked apart and cleaned and greased going back in, this way the shop couldnt say they had to get out torches and blah, blah, blah.
Do your shops have older, higher trained folks working in them? Most of my shops have kids fresh out of high school auto tech class, which may have something to do with it.
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