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Castor Cam ???

I am putting my 4.5" lift on and was wondering if i should keep my castor cams i put in with my leveling kit? and what is a good castor number for a truck that has a 4.5" on it? I know i have to run a split of 1 deg to 1.5 deg because of road crowning. but what are most of you running for a castor 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 deg? Thanks

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4 to 4.5 is where I am planning to set mine with a 4.5" lift.

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It should definitely be able to be aligned with those cams in it. Just in case bring the cams the icon kit came with when you get an alignment.


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It should definitely be able to be aligned with those cams in it. Just in case bring the cams the icon kit came with when you get an alignment.
well the 4.5" kit does not come with cams. but it seems that these trucks need more castor then what the factory sets. So i will keep cams in and see how it goes.

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well the 4.5" kit does not come with cams. but it seems that these trucks need more castor then what the factory sets. So i will keep cams in and see how it goes.
Hmmm strange how their 2.5" kit does and the 4.5" doesn't.


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Hmmm strange how their 2.5" kit does and the 4.5" doesn't.
Thats because the 2.5" kit doesn't use radius arm drop brackets, but the 4.5" kit does. Then when you bump up to the 7" kit, you use the radius drop brackets and the cams.

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Thats because the 2.5" kit doesn't use radius arm drop brackets, but the 4.5" kit does. Then when you bump up to the 7" kit, you use the radius drop brackets and the cams.
Ah that makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up Billy.


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wired.. what are you doing with the stock f350 rear blocks???? Im lookin for a set
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I have a six inch kit and didnt do anything with casters. I have drop brackets on the radius arms. Do you think i need any? will this help with clunking noises and ride any?
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Leave the Cams in...you need the additional castor the brackets just get it to stock.

best option is 4 link arms..much better ride quality and you can set castor.
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