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Old 11-01-2010, 12:04 PM
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Alignment ??

I have done the icon springs and 1" spacer, adjustable track bar,icon caster cams, and bilsteins upfront got the wheel centered up been driving it for a few weeks not gotten a alignment yet! The front feels a little different as far as wondering goes a little more than it used to and it seems the front tires are starting to feather up no death wobble at all though. My question is i guess the caster is out as far as it will go axle is centered wheel is straight whats left to adjust toe? which that should have not changed. I have new rubber on the way and want to be sure it is lined up right anyone with any good input on leveling kits and alignments?
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:09 PM
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I would always o get an alignment done after doing a lift kit. It may seem like everything should be back where its at but most times its not. If your tires are starting to show abnormal wear thats what your issue is.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:00 PM
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I will not take my truck into someone untill i am sure i cannot fix it myself, but after spending all the money on new rubber, a professional alignment is one of those things you just cant pass up.

You know it will be done right, and like i said, its chump change compared to the amount you spend on tires, especially if your going to tear them up after you put them on!!
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I fully understand the alignment deal anytime you touch the front get it done just wondering what is off and what the can adjust there is not much left plus there are not many trustworthy shops around me i want to know what they are doing so it dont go from good to worse! I must also add i only rotated my current goodyears once in 37k miles but i always watched the wear pattern which looked flat i will be more responceable with the new rubber i promice!!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:58 PM
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I forgot the technical term for the type of equipment that was used to align mine, but you get a printout with before and after measurements, tells you just what they did and why.

Im sure ill think of it, but check into shops with it, tires are wearing even after 15k and still straight as an arrow.
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I plan to stop by one of the local shops and ask some questions before i kick out $$ for them to do nothing. I have been working on vehicles to long and seen some cars worse off after the alignment not happing here mine feels pretty good just not as good as stock but i did add lift to it also which raised the center of gravity could explain some but we shall see!
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