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Camber/toe help

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I have a 04 ranger edge and i nailed the passenger side front end messin around in some dirt by a railroad and ever since i have had a camber/toe problem since... i have had two alignments since and each time the toe and camber i think have both been off ... i need advice on how to approach this problem, i dont have much experience working on cars so help is appreciacted thanks
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Try to look for things that are broken or bent toe is tie rods which are easy but camber is angle of the tire in and out \ /. Camber can be bent control arm or steering knuckle or you could have damaged one of the adjustment bolts that control the camber. See if you can get us some pics of the suspension parts in the front may be able to see something from them.
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sorry idk why the images are so small but these are readouts from my truck i have been dealing with for almost a year and want to get it right... when looking this up online alot of sites and videos talked about after market adjustable bolts for this kind of repair, has anybody tried and had success with this or should i just keep the stoc
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Regardless of what's actually going on, I always suggest the installation of camber bolts for the upper control arms. They allow you to actually adjust the camber. In stock form, the only actual variable in alignment is the toe (via tie rod ends). Cambolts are pretty much required for a lifted or lowered application.

Ingalls 29000... Click: 29000 - Ford Truck Camber/Caster Cam Bolts - Ingalls Engineering Co., Inc.

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thanks, now i dont know how to do anything major when it comes to working on a car/truck, would calling a shop and asking if they could install the parts and adjust my camber be out of the question
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thanks, now i dont know how to do anything major when it comes to working on a car/truck, would calling a shop and asking if they could install the parts and adjust my camber be out of the question
The problem with having a shop install these is they usually charge an astronomical rate for the parts themselves. I've seen shops wanting a whopping $180 for the $60ish price of the parts from Summit Racing.....plus whatever they charge for install. Heck I was charged $60 for a single bolt when I needed alignment.

These simply replace the bolts that connect the upper control arm to the chassis. It's a fairly simple task to install them yourself with basic hand tools.

Link: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/iec-29000
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ive looked up a few vids and it does seem simple to change... that's probably what ill do and then just take the trunk in under warranty of my recent alignment and get it aligned...
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Camel toe help??? oh.....just double checked title...sorry...
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Regardless of what's actually going on, I always suggest the installation of camber bolts for the upper control arms. They allow you to actually adjust the camber. In stock form, the only actual variable in alignment is the toe (via tie rod ends). Cambolts are pretty much required for a lifted or lowered application.

Ingalls 29000... Click: 29000 - Ford Truck Camber/Caster Cam Bolts - Ingalls Engineering Co., Inc.

I put these on right before my first alignment.
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just an update for those who posted to my plea for help... i just got my cam bolts and will hopefully be putting them on in the next few weekends, weather and plans permitting
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for anybody who cares, im doing my bolt change tomorrow on my truck and taking it in to get aligned.... any tips to help with the swap???
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