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Front coil springs

Well today I went to a tire shop to get an alignment an got hit with some bad news. Apparently from how I understood it they cannot do the alignment because my front coils are shot and has created to much camber to pull the tires back in an that they need to be replaced along with the entire front end which was guesstimated to me at about 2 grand now on hearing this news I was fairly pissed and I wanted to get a couple of opinions an possibly some options or routes I could possibly take now Wednesday I'm gonna go to another shop and tell them I want an alignment an see what happens


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never heard coils going bad..

Go to another shop. If anything, theres a shim / bung, that needs knocked out from when factory installed it, to re-set the alignment.

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should get more opinions, they must be reaaaly old to be "shot"

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Did you change suspension components because my 99.5 has leafsprings , and i believe they did up until 05?

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Did you change suspension components because my 99.5 has leafsprings , and i believe they did up until 05?
I was wondering the same thing. Has to be an upgraded front end/lift...

Ive got the 03 7.3(last year of the 7.3) and its still leafs...not to sure what year they started coils but i know its at least not until 04.
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2wd.......?

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It's 2wd 01 and has front coil springs ima take it to another shop and see what they say about it and give y'all an update


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coil springs have nothing to do with alignment. they could make the front of the truck sag. they are tring to pipe you

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coil springs have nothing to do with alignment. they could make the front of the truck sag. they are tring to pipe you
I like the way you think sir.




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Well I found out my bearing are bad but nothing not expected with a good bit of miles I've yet to take it to another shop apart from my friends dad who is a mechanic an says the ball joints are in good shape bearings just need to be replace what else should I look for why would the guy at that shop tell me he couldn't align my truck is their a front end component that I'm not thinking about.



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