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Old 10-30-2012, 04:22 PM
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Help Me Understand Caster Bushings

Hi guys. I will be installing a 2 1/2" leveling kit (Newton) this weekend. It is a kit that does not lower the radius arms, so I know that I will lose castor. Here is my question:

Do I install some adjustable caster bushings and then they can adjust it when I take it in for an alignment; or do I have them tell me how far off the castor is and then install the appropriate size bushings after the alignment?

Sorry if that is a dumb question. It looks easy enough to do, I just have never done it before.
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It is easy however the bushings come in different degrees of adjustment. Just let your alignment guy take care of that. Does Newton have a suggestion for a "starting" point....say start with a pair of 6 degree bushings and then check the alignment?

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Jason didn't say, but I didn't ask ask him either. I will try to give him a call. I thought I read in one of my searches of the forum that I would lose 3-4 degrees with a 2 1/2" level.
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Not knowing how dead on your alignment was before the lift it sounds like the 4 degree would be a good starting point. Just make sure you find a good alignment guy. The alignment will make all the difference in the world as far as you enjoying how the truck drives.

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When i put the 2.5 Newton kit on mine it aligned just fine with only the track bar spacers provided in the kit.
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