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Need info...going in for alignment

As most of you know...I just pulled everything off of the truck and went back to stock. When I say stock I mean stock!! Stock F250 coils, Stock F250 blocks.

I'm taking it in tomorrow for an alignment. Its not bad, pulls just a tad to the right, and the steering wheel is WAY off lol.

Anyway...basically I just want to know where I need things as far as an alignment on a stock truck. In other words...when I drop the truck off, what should I tell them when I drop it off as far as where I want what.

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As much caster as they can dial into it and the toe set straight up, maximum 1/32" in.
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I bet it is weird looking at your truck stock again!!!

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If its a good alignment shop their computer will have the correct specs for your truck

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If its a good alignment shop their computer will have the correct specs for your truck

true, but sometimes the "correct specs" aren't necessarily the best specs.

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Should have known that mine wouldn't be a $100 alignment. My lower tie rod on the passenger side is SHOT!!!!

I looked it up on my phone while he was calling the parts house. Of course they mark it up, so the same tie rod end I could buy for $134...they are charging me $225 for, plus $70 labor!!! So I'll be at almost $500 by the time they are done with it. If it wasn't for the fact I'm leaving on a trip, I would have just left with the truck and changed it myself and brought it back for an alignment.

Oh well, convenience costs money lol. At least the ball joints and everything else were still good.

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Yeah when I had mine aligned they replaced the top ball joint on the driver side. Ended up being a $400 alignment.
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I'm back from the alignment shop (minus $440). Ended up needing the lower pass side tie rod end, and an alignment cam for the drivers side. Here is a scan of the alignment printout. Definitely made a difference.


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