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Old 05-31-2007
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Alignment ? about camber kit

I searched but couldn't find what I was looking for.

So I had my truck aligned and it was fine but my truck was leaning an inch lower on the passenger side (didn't notice until after I got it aligned) I left it for a longtime but it just kept bugging me so I cranked the torsion bar up an inch and leveled it out. Perfect and now I like it.

But, I went to get it aligned last week and they said that they couldn't align it now because the camber was off and they couldn't fix it without camber adjuster kit which they wanted to charge me another $180 bucks for it.

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Actual_____specified range_________________Actual_______specifed range
-2.3________-1.2 to .2____________________-1.3__________-1.2 to .2


Is there anyway I can fix this myself. I don't know anything about alignning a truck. I know that you can buy a kit at like Napa but could I put it in myself and fix it, or would I still have to go back and get it aligned again, Rrrr

Damn I should have bought the lifetime alignments, and I can already see odd wear on my front left tire, I'm going to go rotate them right now but I need to get this fixed.
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Thats seems way to much for the camber kit. And yes you will need it to get it or lower your truck back down.
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Yeah, I had my lower balljoints go out on me, and somehow my mechanic managed to fix my camber w/o the special bolts...
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but the thing is I've only cranked them maybe a total of 2" after I fixed the lean. Before it was like an 1.5". Maybe I should have another shop look at it
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nobody else has any input????
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i would just even up the bars and take it. i had mine aligned today actually and mine are all the way up and i didn't have to buy anything special
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i would just even up the bars and take it. i had mine aligned today actually and mine are all the way up and i didn't have to buy anything special
you must have misread, I already leveled and took it to get the alignment and they said my camber was too far off to fix without a camber kit
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you can get the camber kits for $20 and install them yourself... i needed them to get my truck aligned when i installed my spindles and ball joints
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ok get this, I had noticed that my truck still pulled to the left like it did before the alignment and that my tire was wearing pretty bad, so I rotated them.

When I jacked the truck up I was watching the tire and when it got off the ground it shifted inward. Then I though huh that was weird, maybe that will help. So dropped it back down and lifted it again and it didn't do it this time. I have tried jacking it up multiple times and it doesn't do that anymore.

So today was the first day I have really drove it any since I rotated it and it doesn't pull near way as bad as it did. I goes fairly straight actually.

So now I'm going to watch it and see what happens. Wierd
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