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Can't align my 97 ford f250?

I just installed a redhead gearbox to get the slack out of my wheels, I took it to get an alignment and they told me they can't do it. I don't know much about alignments but I will explain the best I can. He told me the top of my tire is leaning too far towards the engine but he can not lean it the other way because my adjustment on the top ball joint is maxed out and they don't know why. Any ideas on what causes this? I was thinking maybe the front is sagging too much and need new springs?

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Does it seem to be sagging?

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I believe he said it had negative camber but don't quote me on that.

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The camber is the vertical angle of the tire and wheel .Similar to say a wall stud which is a perfect 90 degrees Negative camber is never good unless you see it on the rear of a sports car .
These twin I beams have many moving parts as you can tell and I suspect the pivot bushings are worn first ,or ball joints secondly . Of course many will tell you it's cheaper to install a D60 than to pursue repairing these D50's but that's a different debate altogether .

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I wish I had the know how to do the d60 swap because I have nothing but problems out of this front end.

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have the same problems im seaching for a dana 60 and im swapping out

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I just looked at the pivot bushings and they look good (from what I can tell) and the shop said my ball joints are good.

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Anybody know if the leaf springs sagging could cause this?

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Yes weak sagging springs will cause this have the same problem with my 1996. My springs are sagging due to an incompetent shop replacing the with the wrong springs prior to me purchasing truck. Found out springs were rated for 2200 lbs (8 code springs) should have been (9 code/ W code springs). Can get truck aligned nor drive till springs are replaced


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i found a guy that has some springs for sell and cheap how do i tell which code they are and is thee any tell tell sign on dearching or sagging

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