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Camber kit?

Hey guyes my front wheels lay out really bad went to a front end shop and they aligned the tow but told me it needed a camber kit to bring my wheels back straight and not eat my tires, i have a 1997 ford f250 dana 50 front end.. how hard is it to replace the camber kit that sits on the top of the ball joint?
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As far as I knew the cambers we have from stock were adjustable.... I had to do this in my 96 ranger (only because it had a 6" lift on 35's: young and dumb lol) and the adjustable cambers were pretty damn pricy. About $135 a side. Make sure theyre not just trying to screw you.

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When standing in front of your truck if it looks like this /---\ then you need balljoints not camber adjusters.

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yes they look like that but my truck was put on a lift by 3 different shops and said the ball joints were fine..
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HMM thats weird. I have never even heard of someone replacing the camber adjuster pieces on a solid front axle. It was straight when it was new. Should still be straight now. Every solid front axle truck that the tires looked like that has just been ball joints. I don;t even check them if i see that. I just replace them and it fixes it.

How many miles on your balljoints?

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i had a 97 f250 and put the cam kit it it because i put 3in lift napa sells the kit and its real ez to put in first lube up the top bushing with pentrating oil then get the part remove top nut remove top bushing then put in cam kit hope it was helpful

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the top nut on the ball joint? then get the remove all tool for the camber?
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the top bushing is installed in the upper ear of the swing arm if you remove the nut you will see a bushing you dont have to remove the ball joint use a pipe wrench to give it a twist to brake it lose this is were the penatrating oil comes in or use a chisle to get under it and it slides out the cam kit has full adjustment it worker great i think every one should install these in the wishbone suspension on fordsi still own a ford but its a 97 f350 crew cab i wont get rid of my 7.3

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the front end in my truck is a dana 50 it is not solid front axle..
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When standing in front of your truck if it looks like this /---\ then you need balljoints not camber adjusters.
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