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Cam Alignment Kit or not?

Okay guys, I have been searching around the site and have found many different opinions . I have ordered a spindle/block lift from suspensionmax and it says nothing about having a cam alignment kit with it. Some peolpe say there kit came with it, some ordered it seperatly, some say you don't need one. Could someone clear this up for me. Would it be okay that if it doesn't have one, could i put the kit on and see if there is a problem, then order the cam kit? Or would i break something before the kit came in?

Oh yeah, what is a cam alignment kit? Best (cheapest) place to get one?

Sorry bout all the questions,
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It allows you to reposition the mounting point of the upper arm in or out to set the camber angle.

If you camber is fine (get it checked), you don't need one. If it isn't, you do.

They run about $40 to $50 at the cheapest in auto parts stores, and can be more. You can occasionally find them on eBay. The Explorer kit is the same as the Rangers.

My Doetsch spindles cleared up my negative camber from my torsion bar crank. Because of the Ranger's SLA suspension (top arm shorter than bottom), any change in torsion bar preload from factory "standard" causes negative camber, increasing with the amount of drop or lift.

Some parts stores don't even sell the kits. But a NAPA or something should. Pep Boys and the like won't sell them as a rule -- they'll only sell them with installation.
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im assuming pep boys would be able to check the camber. Thanks for the help!

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Can be found on e-bay for $49 shipped . just type in ford caster camber alignment.
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Yeah, if you don't get one than some shops might try to rape you to install it and for the part. I found out before I had my truck aligned (luckily) and install it myself, took barely any time and than took it to the alignment shop and had them align it when I did my drop.
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you sure are diggin up some posts...
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Damn, I just realized this one is older than the hills. Im in class bored out of my mind. We are supposed to be outside right now bondoing doors or painting and we are stuck inside the labl doing surveys.
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this one is older
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Yeah. Bought mine thinking I needed it, and never did. Hence now I'm selling it.
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