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Camber Issue

Since I put the motor back in my truck I have had the front wheels tilting in at the top. I had the alignment checked and the camber is out of spec. I know they have the camber adjustment kits out there, but I was considering changing out the coil springs to help as well. From my basic understanding of the I-beam suspension that should help.

I currently have a 4" rough country suspension lift. I'm considering putting in skyjacker 6" lift coils with alignment cams. I figure with the extra weight of the engine, 6" should be withing reason for adjustemnt.

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if you are plannin on a 6" spring for that truck i would suggest investing in the superrunner steering setup for the truck, as the drop pitman arm will leave a nasty angle in the front end with the steering
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Hmm i had never seen that kit before. Seem pretty good but a bit pricey, somewhere around 400 for it, and that's hoping that it works with my lift kit.

I'm mainly interested in fixing the camber issue, but a little lift isn't bad either. Skyjacker has 6" and 4" soft ride lift coils, and superlift has a 5" lift coil that fit my truck. Very possible the coils on my truck are a bit worn out and as the coils sag under the extra weight it is bowing the wheels inward.
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Hmm i had never seen that kit before. Seem pretty good but a bit pricey, somewhere around 400 for it, and that's hoping that it works with my lift kit.

I'm mainly interested in fixing the camber issue, but a little lift isn't bad either. Skyjacker has 6" and 4" soft ride lift coils, and superlift has a 5" lift coil that fit my truck. Very possible the coils on my truck are a bit worn out and as the coils sag under the extra weight it is bowing the wheels inward.
personally i would put those new coils on and see what happens because you could always throw your old ones back on if the camber is too bad.
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Yea that is true, i could always throw the old ones back on. Summitracing sells alignment camber kits for my year ranger that are made by Moog and offer 2* of adjustment in each direction. I believe right now the truck is sitting at 1.3* in the front right and .95* in the left of negative camber. I'd hope with a little extra lift I could get closer to zero camber, or even positive camber that could be corrected with the alignment camber kit.
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Okay I got the specifics on the trucks camber

Left Wheel -.7* with the most negative acceptable camber of -.75*
Right Wheel -1.3* with the most negative acceptable camber of -.75*
For both wheels the amount of acceptable positive camber is +1.25*

Here are the parts i'm thinking of going with
Moog Alignment Kit http://store.summitracing.com/partde...DK8978&FROM=MG
And the Skyjacker Softride 6" Lift Coils http://store.summitracing.com/partde...%2D136&FROM=MG

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Check rockauto.com they got good prices and great products.
That's where I got mine.
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Well i went to an Alignment/Hot Rod/ Fabrication shop by my house the other day and talked to them about fixing the camber. They can replaced the camber bushing with the proper degree to get me lined up, they have quite a few in stock, and if they can't get it, I can online. I'm debating whether or not to replace the coils to a higher lift coil to level out the front end and help get the camber closer to spec before the bushings, or to just leave the current coils and have it aligned as is. The Skyjacker coils run 150. I could really use some input on this. thanks.
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