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post #1 of 11 Old 11-30-2007, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Alignment Issues with Leveling Kit on 2WD

I just installed the leveling kit for 2WD trucks that is the two polyurethane spacers that are placed under the front springs. I purchased the kit from Fat Bob's Garage for those of you who are wondering. I installed new shocks on my truck as well.

I could tell that something was out of whack when I saw my truck after installing the leveling kit, the front camber was way off. I took it in to get aligned and they said it was at 3.5 and 4 degress off (positive)!!! They also told me the maximum correction they could make was 2 degrees. After the alignment the drivers side was within spec but the passenger side was still 0.5 degrees off...

Anyone else experience this? I'm getting some wider tires put on as well, I'm currently sporting the stock ones (235/85/16)

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don't know what to tell ya .. mine lined up perfectly.. weird i cant see .5 degree hurting the tires though.. keep em rotated they will always wear even then

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Is 2 degrees really the maximum they can adjust? I find that hard to believe
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Can anyone help me out?
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Is 2 degrees really the maximum they can adjust? I find that hard to believe
Did they put new cams in it?

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Yeah they put the 2 degrees cams in
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Is 2 degrees really the maximum they can adjust? I find that hard to believe

no they make them more then 2 degree heres a example on fabtechs site 3 1/8 degree

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Well after trying to get this thing aligned it still isn't working out. Apparently 2 degrees is the largest they can put in because anything larger won't fit (it will cause some parts to rub?). In order to fix it they're looking into drop down brackets for the twin i-beams?

The camber is only off by a little less than a degree but i'm driving cross country and don't want to be worrying about my camber.
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what are they saying will rub??? I don't think anyone makes a 2" drop bracket, you should not need one with that small amount of lift.
I installed the cams that came with ther Fabtech kit, took it to a TRUCK shop to have it aligned, and no problems, sorry to hear you're have a tough time, I would look at another shop to fix the problem.
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this is the second place i've taken it to and they do a lot of truck alignments... I don't know why I'm the only one with issues with this type of leveling kit!
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