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Please help! Toe out and negative camber after fabtech

haha so here i was thinking i was so cool for installing my own spindles. Now i have terrible toe-out, so bad that my tires squeel on the road going straight... and the camber is all wrong. All i did was swap spindles for fabtech ones, i double checked and they are the correct spindles! first I took it to sears for the cheapness and the quickness, but they wouldnt even do it. they said there was too much toe for their computer to fix. and then i went to some local BS shop and they said that my camber was too f'd up and that they'd have to reinstall my UCA's with some kind of new bolt so that theyd be situated right. HUH? then they said i should go ahead and lift the back, and then come back. what do i do?!
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Cambolts are your answer.... That shop was right. Reinstalation isn't required....just pulling a bolt, and replacing is all thats needed....then of course an alignment. They allow up to 3 or 4 more degrees of negative or positive camber. Stock bolts IMO shouldnt be used on something with anything new added (arms, lift, lower, etc).

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/IEC-29000/


You'll need to order a quantity of TWO....they are sold in PAIRS. One pair for each side of the truck.

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are cambolts what bolt the UCA's onto the truck? i think he said that mine were already extended all the way out
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are cambolts what bolt the UCA's onto the truck? i think he said that mine were already extended all the way out
Yeah, thats why you get these new ones. They give you more degrees of movement like Shane said
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rock auto sells some for 17 bucks a pair...
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would longer springs help my camber if it's currently like / \ because i have some laying around that i decided not to throw on but if it would help...
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No the only thing that is going to do it is those bolts
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what you said about the springs only applies to TTB trucks. on SLA trucks the higher you go the more / \ you get, the lower you go, the more \ / you get
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what you said about the springs only applies to TTB trucks. on SLA trucks the higher you go the more / \ you get, the lower you go, the more \ / you get
ohhhhh i get it! lol. and s-10 killer i looked for what you were talkin about but i think they were only for 1 degree.

and how hard is the install? I'm working with a rusty beater from massachusettes. and i'm also not too experienced, i can spray PB blaster and wrench and swear but that's about as far as my skills will take me.
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look under alignment kit...its a raybestos kit that goes from +- 2 1/4 degrees....its 16.51 part number=6161011
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^^I have the exact kit....won't do too well because the bolts are round when they should be cammed like the ones I linked...
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you sure? i have that kit in my hand and it is just like the one you pictures...half moon
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You can get them at pepboys for $17 a side.

Install them and then take it in for an alignment. Do it yourself though. Tires Plus tried to charge me $64 a side for the cams and an hour of labor ($100) to install them.
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you sure? i have that kit in my hand and it is just like the one you pictures...half moon
hmm...idk. wait a min....my cam kit that i didn't use is Moog brand. I run the same Ingalls I posted. So does my brother.
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So to clarify man you need the cam bolts and if your toe is really bad do the toe alignment yourself. Jack up one side of your car and make a scratch mark on one tire all the way around it, do the same to the other side. Use a jackstand to steady yourself and a screwdriver to make the mark. When you have done this to both side measure from the line on one side to the line on the other side, front and back. The difference in measurement is your amount of toe out or toe in. The grab a wrench loosen up the jam nut on both tierods and adjust away, back your car up and roll it forward and check the measurement. Keep doing this till the measurement is the same front and back.
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