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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Saskatoon, SK
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I had done the caster cams a few years ago - I dont recall the specs any more but I think my caster was close to 0 or maybe 1 (??) with a Readylift 2.5" kit installed. If my memory serves me correctly I used 2.5 degree cams and had about 3 degrees of caster. I've read that about 3.5 is a sweet spot for these trucks. My truck (and most others) needed to be 'herded' if thats a correct description to keep it straight with a few different alignment combinations. After installing them, the truck was much better. Actually I had kind of got used to the corrections and didnt notice it much, thinking all was good but whenever anyone else drove they said it was a sumbeach to steer. The proper caster made it steer exceptionally well...
In my opinion (and we all know how opinions and the internet go hand in hand ) my ball joints experienced accelerated wear due to the offset cams. After doing ball joints, I added a 1" spacer from Readylift (i am not sure if this is what some call a TEI spacer?) to make my truck have a 3.5" Readylift levelling kit, and this kit came with radius arm drop brackets to correct caster and went back to stock, flat running ball joint caster cams.
I feel this is a better way to correct caster just for ball joint longevity - truck steered similar with both setups...
2008 F-250 Lariat SRW 4x4 CC SWB ...
... KEM tuned Minimaxx
... S&B CAI / MBRP Cool Duals
... Dark Stone Metallic / Pueblo Gold
... Readylift 3.5" levelling kit
... Toyo MT 315/70/18 (bigger than 35-12.50)