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Old 04-23-2012, 02:30 PM
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Alignment Specs???

I just installed my Ready Lift 2.5" level kit with track bar bracket this weekend on my 2006 CC 4x4. Of course after it was done the steering wheel was off and the truck wandered. So I got it aligned this morning and the steering wheel is still off but it does not wander. Shouldnt the alignment straighten the steering wheel also? I added pics of the spec sheet and what the wheel looks like when tires are straight. The tech said my wheel was off because of the slack in the tierods. I looked on the forum and saw that the front to back movement was ok as long as it was not side to side. Mine does not move side to side. What do you guys think? With the alignment specs will this wear my tires?

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:27 PM
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They can easily adjust your steering wheel straight with the draglink. I would take it back and tell them you want the steering wheel straight.
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They can easily adjust your steering wheel straight with the draglink. I would take it back and tell them you want the steering wheel straight.
Thanks Dirty Stroke, thats what I thought but it makes me wonder how good the alignment is if they cant even get the wheel straight???
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You have a lack of Castor.. from the kit, you may get bump steer from the track bar bracket as the angles are now different and the should have adjusted your drag link to correct the steering wheel.
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You have a lack of Castor.. from the kit, you may get bump steer from the track bar bracket as the angles are now different and the should have adjusted your drag link to correct the steering wheel.
Thanks CT Performance, I am worried about tire wear with the alignment. I have driven in city and highway conditions since the alignment and it feels fine. Yes I agree that they should have straighten the steering wheel and will make an appt with them to fix it. Just wanted to know if the specs were good enough or if they need to do more adjustment.
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