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Old 05-28-2010, 06:16 PM
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alignment after 2.5" newton lift

Brought my truck to get an alignment after i installed a 2.5" newton lift and they told me the castor was off and they couldnt do anything about it. How do you fix this?
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:59 AM
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You get the track bar spacers, brackets and all with the leveling kit? I have the 2" and all is good. Didnt have the spacers at first, but purchased them later(1 week).
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:01 PM
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Yeah i got track bar spacers. They told me to get it right I would have to drop the radius arms where it bolts to the frame 2.5" to set the castor properly. I do notice especially at higher speeds that the steering feels kind of squirrely
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:11 PM
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the track bar spacers wont do anything for the castor, There are differant pieces that can be put int he front axle at the knuckle, where the ball joint goes through. I cant remember what they are called. I never had mine done with a 2 inch lift but a couple of other friends have had there 08s done. A good alignment shop should be able to do it or maybe the dealer
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:45 PM
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I took it to the dealer for the alignment. They said they can usually fix it with some type of bushings but they didn't have any big enough to correct mine
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:26 PM
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hey man go to trucktoyzperformance.com look at the icon level kit it comes with 2 caster adjusters........then call marty ex111 im sure he can help you they have done a bunch of level kits
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:34 PM
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thanks i will give them a try
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:17 PM
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yup you need alinement cams just like these.Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2005-2010 FSD Alignment Cam Kit - Front Suspension Alignment Cams - Truck Toyz Store
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:28 AM
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Are these alignment cams easy to put on yourself or would a shop have to install them?
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:13 PM
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i dont know i just bought a 2011 ond out of all the people ive talked to bout leveling marty ot truck toyz seemed to be the only one who knew what he was talking about
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