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alignment kit

this is the one i got


is the kit just for one side? and does anyone have a diagram of how they are supposed to be installed?
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haha. so we're going to install this and we don't know how to install it???? haha. i'll buy more beer.
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haha. so we're going to install this and we don't know how to install it???? haha. i'll buy more beer.
hahah i have an idea but don't understand it and i read the thing on TRS but it doesn't show where they bolt at. i think it bolts to the UCA's
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Yeah it bolts to the upper control arms, I have them i on my truck, I'll get some pics for you tomorrow
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Yeah it bolts to the upper control arms, I have them i on my truck, I'll get some pics for you tomorrow
thanks dude that will help alot. is it one kit for each side? or does one kit do both sides?
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I have them too. almost fixed my camber all the way, but its hard to fix when you have a bent knuckle lol. yeah, you need to order two kits, one per side.
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I have them too. almost fixed my camber all the way, but its hard to fix when you have a bent knuckle lol. yeah, you need to order two kits, one per side.
thanks it is ordered
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wow....i happened to just put a set of these on my truck about 2 hrs ago...now i have an appt to get aligned tomorrow....lol
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wow....i happened to just put a set of these on my truck about 2 hrs ago...now i have an appt to get aligned tomorrow....lol
was it easy to install?
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That kit is for one side only. They replace the bolts on the upper control arms. You remove the factory alignment block and replace with the camber washers and bolt. The kit should come with instructions on how the bolts go. Jack up the truck and let the suspension hang to make it easier. You should also pull the wheel/tire but it is not required it just makes it harder.Get an alignment ASAP because it will put everything way out of alignment.
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ive got some of those left over from my superlift, i didnt need to install them after the lift, went got in aligned and it was all withing specs, they say sometimes they are needed other times they are not
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That kit is for one side only. They replace the bolts on the upper control arms. You remove the factory alignment block and replace with the camber washers and bolt. The kit should come with instructions on how the bolts go. Jack up the truck and let the suspension hang to make it easier. You should also pull the wheel/tire but it is not required it just makes it harder.Get an alignment ASAP because it will put everything way out of alignment.
thanks man im doing my ball joints as well so everything will pretty much already be off. knowing that instructions come with it on how the bolts go make me feel better.
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yea it was easy....did my ball joints a month ago also....what i would do is after u get ur ball joints in and dont move the uca and put the new bolt it and adjust it so it fits in how the uca is right then...so u end up with it close to stock alignment. also make sure to paint the uca b4 u put it in....otherwise it will look like **** in a week. and the lower ball joints are a pain. my local kragen rents a ball joint press but is a $250 dollar deposit and i didnt have that much money so what i did was i found something laying around that fit around the lower boot and seeted on the metal part (in my case a big *** socket) and it put it on the floorjack and jacked it up just enough to lift the truck op (or compress the suspension) so i got a good amount of pressure and then i beat down on the lca with a bfh. and as it slid in i gave the jack a couple more jacks and so on. also u might have to put a wedge shaped thing on the jack first cause u want ur balljoint going in as straight as possible . on mine i had to angle the ball joint out cause the suspension was hanging down.

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i don't mind the long post. there is a guy i work with that use to be a mechanic so i got the ball joint tool with all the cups for free. guess i need to go get some paint and paint them now then huh
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damn i need to get me two sets for my ucas and longer coils sitting in my room
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Yep 2 kits needed as you have two bolts on each side to replace... Wouldn't hurt to get the polyurethane bushings to go along with them either.
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lots and lots of beer........
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Yep 2 kits needed as you have two bolts on each side to replace... Wouldn't hurt to get the polyurethane bushings to go along with them either.
bushings came with the new control arms just waiting on my other alignment kit to get here.


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lots and lots of beer........
you running low? i might pick some up and might have to stay there that night ahhahahaha
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lol sounds like fun at Elan's...lol
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Looks like wife will be out of town next weekend if we aint got nothing to do....
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I'm all for a gathering at my place. I've got some fishing poles and we can fish in my back yard. Throw alot of something on the grill and have some fun.
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