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Old 04-05-2007, 01:06 PM
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Installing leveling kit/ball joints this weekend-do I need an alignment???

So I have all my parts together finally (my leveling kit is on the doorstep according to UPS.com) and I'm installing everything this weekend. I'm putting the leveling springs on (all new springs, not just helpers), shocks, poly swaybar and trackbar bushings, and new ball joints/seals. Do I need to get an alignment when I'm all done? The truck is a tiny bit out of whack, but I was going to just rotate the tires for now since A: I'll be getting new ones in 5K miles probably anyway, and B: it's really really slight. Of course if putting all this new chit on throws it way off I'll need to do it anyway, so just askin...
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:14 PM
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Not a bad idea to have the front-end re-aligned. Anytime you do something of that magnatude to the front-end it wont hurt, although everything maybe just fine...
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:23 PM
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Actually you maybe really close. Anybody can align one of these trucks with a tape measure. As far a straighting the wheel all you have to do is loosen the adjuster on your steering link and turn it which ever direction you need to strighten your steering wheel.

Make sure you measure from the back of the tire and pic the same tread on each tire. Most alignment shops do this exact practice.
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