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alignment cam kit ?'s

Im kind of confused about what all is actually included in this and how it works? If you install it yourself is it safe to drive it to the alignment shop before unaligned?
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Im kind of confused about what all is actually included in this and how it works? If you install it yourself is it safe to drive it to the alignment shop before unaligned?
its new bolts and off center washers... its fine to drive is you go straight to the shop
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Alignment cam kits.....look like this:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku




They are normally packaged as pairs, so you'll need two pairs. Those pictured are exactly what I have for my lifted truck, and what my lil brother has on his lowered truck. These ones, come with two bolts, 4 cam washers, 4 regualr washers, 2 lock washers, and 2 nuts. Tighten them good, and your good to go to the alignment shop. I'm a big user of air impact.
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I just ordered 2 cam kits from rockauto.com

Once my 2nd kit gets here I'll go buy my new 35's :]
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on this subject, are there cams with more degrees in them or are they all the same?

im getting some good negative camber on my truck now that the springs settled after being abused and when the truck was first aligned with new cams, they said thats all they could get out of it and the maxed out the cams.
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So i just put the cams on and let the alignment shop do the rest?
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So i just put the cams on and let the alignment shop do the rest?
yea, or just pay about 50bucks more and let the alignment shop do the install of them. that way you don't have to worry about having your alignment so out of whack, that it is hard to drive.
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on this subject, are there cams with more degrees in them or are they all the same?

im getting some good negative camber on my truck now that the springs settled after being abused and when the truck was first aligned with new cams, they said thats all they could get out of it and the maxed out the cams.
Pretty much, if you maxed out the cams, thats all you got.
If you're lucky, the cams are maxed out the other way and you can correct the camber.
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camber kit and no need to buy it

hi, i just joined your forums. i have worked in the collision industry for over 25 years and currently restore classics. as i type this i am working on my 2000 ranger for the same problem.
stab your e-brake and jack up one of the front wheels at the inside of the lower conrol arm. mark the eccentric on the bolt side, not the nut. use a 13/16 to remove one of the upper a-arm bolts. you will find that the bolt side eccentric is already the correct shape for all adjustments. the not side is larger and squared off. they knew that the truck would hold and alignment for a year or so before it sagged and needed more adjustment.
now they sell you a camber kit (probably $50 at the dealer) look at napaonline.com and you will see a picture of the camber kit.

now grind the nut side eccentric to match the bolt side. a little smaller is okay since the actual adjustment reading comes from the bolt side, but make it close. you bolt it back to the markings and it will keep you where you were.
make sure the washer side is inside. you can now drive it for the alignment.
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