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Old 05-29-2013, 01:49 AM
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toe measurement

Anyone know how much toe-in or out these trucks are supposed to have?
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Not specifically for our trucks but Generally,,, always IN, and depending on how it's measured, just a "bit"
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Supposed to be zero. Also, no camber or caster either. Although caster and camber are virtually never going to be both 0 just by the nature how is adjusted from the upper ball joint bushing being dynamic.

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Supposed to be zero. Also, no camber or caster either. Although caster and camber are virtually never going to be both 0 just by the nature how is adjusted from the upper ball joint bushing being dynamic.
No, no, no, NEVER "0" (except on a Race Car where you want to eliminate any "drag").

That's the reason it's called Toe IN, and not just Toe or Toe OUT, is it creates stability in the tracking and ft end components. You always want some IN.

For our trucks I found this;

1999-2004 4x4 Super Duty
Caster (degrees): 3.5+/- 2.0 (Tol. 1.0) 3 1/2 +/- 2
Camber (Degrees): 0.25 +/- 1.0 (tol. 1.0) 1/4 +/- 1
Front Toe (degrees): .03 +/- .25
Front Toe (Inches): .02 +/- .13
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No, no, no, NEVER "0" (except on a Race Car where you want to eliminate any "drag").

That's the reason it's called Toe IN, and not just Toe or Toe OUT, is it creates stability in the tracking and ft end components. You always want some IN.

For our trucks I found this;

1999-2004 4x4 Super Duty
Caster (degrees): 3.5+/- 2.0 (Tol. 1.0) 3 1/2 +/- 2
Camber (Degrees): 0.25 +/- 1.0 (tol. 1.0) 1/4 +/- 1
Front Toe (degrees): .03 +/- .25
Front Toe (Inches): .02 +/- .13
My info was out of my factory Ford dealership service repair manual. All zero.

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My info was out of my factory Ford dealership service repair manual. All zero.
Something wrong though....

I mean, Zero toe is bad enough but, Zero Caster & Camber defies reason!

Suspension Geometry is a Science, there are many reasons for all those offsets, I've never seen a manual that would say that. I did a lot of alignments when I worked in my families Tire/Repair shop growing up, went to the Bear Alignment school, to me those numbers just can't be right...
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Well as of right now I can't show you my book as I'm 350 miles away.

Due to the nature of our trucks, they are not designed to be taking corners like a normal passenger car. Plus the front end alone weighs almost as much as a half ton p/u. Heavy loads straight down the road.

BTW. I had alignment issues with my truck since day one and the shops kept putting it the specs close to what you gave. Horrible wear on the toe. 60k mile tires were shot in 20k. I showed the shop my book, adjusted my alignment and now drives straight.

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Come On,,,, .13" Toe-In took 2/3's of the tires life away?

Ring-Ring,,, REALITY Callin' hehehe
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Lol. I shouldve paid more attention to your numbers. Those are fairly tight. Mine were out of that spec. My camber was at 3.0 not .3. Ha, that's what I get for not reading closely. :retard:


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