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Old 08-30-2011, 06:27 PM
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Caster setting

To start with I have used the search feature, and found that to help with return to center caster should be increased. Does anybody have a number it should be set to? Mine is currently set at 1.5 degrees positive according to the printout I was given after my alignment. 1 to 3 degrees is spec, according to the printout. I am looking for a number to tell the alignment guy to set it to and I guess ignore the spec.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:03 AM
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The guys from Truck Toyz has recommended 3-4* positive.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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Mine is set @ 3.5* and drives fine!
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:33 AM
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FoMoCo thinks too much caster angle makes/contributes to the "death wobble", so...A TSB had the tech take out some on my truck when I had the wobble problem. Maybe there is a problem, not an adjustment, that is causing your return to center concern?
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I have around 3.5* caster with a Pure Performance track bar, and mine drives absolutely fine. No death wobble since the new track bar went in.
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FoMoCo thinks too much caster angle makes/contributes to the "death wobble", so...A TSB had the tech take out some on my truck when I had the wobble problem. Maybe there is a problem, not an adjustment, that is causing your return to center concern?
According to the alignment shop, the ball joints, tie rods, etc. are all good. I jacked up the wheels myself and can't find any play in anything. It just doesn't want to return to center after a turn.
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Increased caster helps with the return to center feel so I would have it set to 3+ degrees.
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