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Cross Camber -0.1 degrees off.. should I worry?

Had new tie rods and upper control arms replaced on my 1999 Ranger XLT. The mechanic could not do the alignment at his shop so I took it to Les Schwab, all is well except the cambers. Specified range (cross camber) was -0.7degrees to +0.7 degrees, my results were -0.8. Should I replace cambers with -0.1 off the specified range?


The kicker is that Les Schwab told me I needed new cambers and yet my mechanic just installed new upper control arms... why wouldn't he just replace them then if those are the bolts that hold in the upper control arm? Really don't want to do two alignments.

EDIT: Sorry should of posted to Suspension in the Technical Forum and don't know how to move it. New Ranger here!

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I also just had my 99 XLT Ext cab's front end done. Upper control arms, lower ball joints, alignment. My mechanic installed a cam/crank bolt kit. said that this allowed the camber to be set just right.
As to why your mechanic didn't install the cam/crank bolt kit is probably because it costs more money
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I also just had my 99 XLT Ext cab's front end done. Upper control arms, lower ball joints, alignment. My mechanic installed a cam/crank bolt kit. said that this allowed the camber to be set just right.
As to why your mechanic didn't install the cam/crank bolt kit is probably because it costs more money
To do the cam kit is 149.99 plus an alignment... so roughly $200. I don't see why my mechanic just didn't do the kit while he had the whole thing taken apart and it would of cost me extra $40 on top of the $1300 I already paid. I'm tempted to do it myself and just get another alignment.
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My cam kit was only $75.00 for BOTH sides and $79.00 for the alignment.
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my cam kit, both sides were $31 bucks. Greek parts. ???
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