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Why does Americas(discount) Tires want to charge me 170 for an "alignment kit", 50 for labor and 65 for an alignment. My truck is an,02 4x4 stock. Am I missing something here because this sounds preety f-ing steep
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Not sure what Discount Tire's kit looks like, but everything I buy from them seems to be good quality.

I assume it's similar to this kit:



Which runs about $125.00 at O'Reilly.

So $170.00 may not be totally crazy. I've found that suspension parts pricing can vary a lot, even for the exact same application - $18 ball joint or the $80 version, $9 tie rod or $70...


If it makes you feel better...I just paid $415.00 for TPMS service, wheel balance and alignment at Goodyear.
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why not just an alignment?
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why not just an alignment?
I guess I need some kit to be able to align it.
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Not sure what Discount Tire's kit looks like, but everything I buy from them seems to be good quality.

I assume it's similar to this kit:



Which runs about $125.00 at O'Reilly.

So $170.00 may not be totally crazy. I've found that suspension parts pricing can vary a lot, even for the exact same application - $18 ball joint or the $80 version, $9 tie rod or $70...


If it makes you feel better...I just paid $415.00 for TPMS service, wheel balance and alignment at Goodyear.
Ill have to get it done next month. They showed me a kit that looks different but I havn't really searched it out yet...maybe I should get off my butt and get it done before I destroy my tires any further.
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It's a camber/castor kit, our trucks don't come with adjustable castor/camber bolts in the upper control arms. It's really simple to change them out and that 125 is a high price, you can get these instead and swap the bolts in the upper control arms.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...nger&year=2007

Much cheaper. I hit something with my ranger and tweaked something and needed to install these to get my alignment done properly. Mine is a 2wd but all i had to do was pull the wheel and change the bolts on the upper control arm.
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It's a camber/castor kit, our trucks don't come with adjustable castor/camber bolts in the upper control arms. It's really simple to change them out and that 125 is a high price, you can get these instead and swap the bolts in the upper control arms.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...nger&year=2007

Much cheaper. I hit something with my ranger and tweaked something and needed to install these to get my alignment done properly. Mine is a 2wd but all i had to do was pull the wheel and change the bolts on the upper control arm.
What this guy says is true. You will prolly need to order them online, I had one hell of a time finding them, and then I had to beg pepboys to sell them to me.

Make sure that when you install them, that you dont bend the cam washers. You may need to use a wire brush to clean up the area where they sit.
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Not sure what Discount Tire's kit looks like, but everything I buy from them seems to be good quality.

I assume it's similar to this kit:



Which runs about $125.00 at O'Reilly.

So $170.00 may not be totally crazy. I've found that suspension parts pricing can vary a lot, even for the exact same application - $18 ball joint or the $80 version, $9 tie rod or $70...


If it makes you feel better...I just paid $415.00 for TPMS service, wheel balance and alignment at Goodyear.

I don't know what that stuff is. My camber caster kit was just some bolts and plates
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