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I have trashed a new set of tires due to incorrect camber on the front end. I had it alligned by the tire shop when the tires were put on - they started to wear (inside edge) so I took it to the local Ford dealer. Still didn't fix it. Bought another set of tires and had it alligned again. If they still wear what else can I do? (it's an 05 with a 3" Superlift suspension lift)
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Check for worn ball joints and or control arm bushings. Install a camber kit if not already installed. Make sure they give you a print out of the before and after alignment readings.
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Alignments are one of the VooDoo jobs on cars. You can't tell if they did anything to fix the alignment. It's hard to find a good alignment shop.

I just had my wifes Camery aligned because it was pulling to the right and it's a '98 and never been checked. The tires are wearing ok but it's been a while since I rotated them

I think all they did was switch the front tires from one side to the other.

I switched the tires back and then switched the fronts to the rear on the same side. I don't like to switch radials from side to side. There are no marks on any of the bolts. He said it's ok but I don't think he even checked it. Rotating the tires fixed the right pull.

I have my uncles set of swivel pads and spildle alignment tools so I may check them myself.

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id find a better alignment shop...

I have always noticed a big difference after an alignment. speaking of which i need another one. lol
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Thanks for the help! (I forgot to mention that I got the truck two years ago with less than 10K miles on it and it was already wearing the tires badly.)
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Check your balljoints, my lower ones are on the way out, and its eating the outside of my tires. See if you have play with the wheel 12-6 o'clock or 9-3.
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