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post #1 of 20 Old 07-09-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Camber/caster

I'm sure this topic has been beat to death, but I thought I'd ask anyways... Which camber/caster sleeves are being used on our trucks with the 2.5" leveling kits?
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Icon has some with their leveling springs. You'll end up with 2 of Caster and 0 of Camber. This is a +2.3 sleeve.

You can get Specialty Products which makes a +2.6 sleeve, but after talking with Allen from Specialty Products he suggested I add a smidgen of Toe instead of the bigger sleeve.

There's a fair bit of opinion on the topic floating around the web with guys saying to run 4+ of caster, but I've yet to find someone who has expertise on the subject who agrees.

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I know exactly what u mean; after a quick search on this topic, it really blew my mind. Right now I'm running 1.5" readylift spacers, and never felt the first bit steering issues, but I think I'm gonna bump up the front to 2.5", since I just installed my F350 rear blocks this past weekend. I figured the 2.5" lift in front would be nearing the limit on the stocks specs, so I wanted to get the correct sleeves, that would get me back closer to where I needed to be.



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Best advise I can offer is to call specialty products http://www.spcalignment.com/ and ask for Allen. Everything else is just folks on the internet with hearsay.

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These trucks will work better with additional castor...like every other solid axle truck Ford built had. Lack of castor is the main cause of wobble issues.
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I ordered 2.5 degree caster (0) camber bushings, but I don't think they are gonna work. My factory bushings appear to have camber and caster built in. Have any of u guys ran across this?
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Here are the numbers on the factory bushing:
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My carli kit cam with inserts, when I had the truck aligned, they said the bushings weren't needed. However should I have them put in regardless?

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From what I've read, the shops will say that our truck are within the Ford specs, but in actuality, after leveling, our trucks handle better with more positive caster.



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The issue is Ford specs are 0-2.5*....insane...put the cam's in!
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