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Caster/Camber cant be adjusted?

I brought my 2004 Ranger Edge to a shop to get a front end alignment... they said it cannot be done with the way my truck is now because the "cams" in the upper A Arms are fixed and are not adjustable. They said I would've had to purchase a pair of parts for about $60 in order to have an alignment done (additional cost). Any truth to this? I've never heard of it. Thanks
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just had mine done sat, there is sum adjustment for the camber, not a lot but enough if you cranked ur tb's
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yep geting mine done friday and yes you will have to buy new cams i had to they should be in tomaorw
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They said I would've had to purchase a pair of parts for about $60 in order to have an alignment done (additional cost). Any truth to this? I've never heard of it. Thanks
The factory adjustment is done using interchangeable plates, each with a fixed offset. To readjust it in the field requires that a set of 4 adjustable alignment eccentrics be substituted for the fixed plates.

Yes, the eccentrics cost extra but where you buy them determines how much extra. I got mine from a local parts store at about half of what you were quoted. I pulled the pivot bolts and installed them myself before taking it into the Ford dealer for an alignment.
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Okay thanks for the input
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Yeah, it's worth the extra bucks to get a caster/camber kit. It'll save you if you crank your t-bars or get larger tires down the road.
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