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wheels tilting in..

is this the suspension starting to go or do i just need an alinement.

if you guys want i could post some pics tomorrow if i get a chance so you all can see
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you have some negative camber going on...

could have bad ball joints it possible go take it in they check them before they do the alignment
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sounds like ball joints to me
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How many miles on it?
What is the service history on it?
Any grinding noises? and thing feel weird? Did you just notice it now, or has it been like thios for a while? what do the tires look like?

Or I could just say we need more info lol
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98,935 miles.

service: unknown before April 2008(got it used)
but with me: tune-up- may 08
front differental rebuild NOV 08
new tires and wheels jan 09
and i change oil every 3,000.

no grinding noises, nothin feels wierd,
just noticed it recently. dont know how long its been like this.

sorry bout black n white. didnt realize camera was on this setting
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WOW, I'm guessing your balljoints are going bad. I haven't seen camber that bad in awhile.
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My tires look like that too but theyre not that bad. Mine are just tilted a little bit. I had an alignment done and they still look like that. But i havnt had any uneven wear or anything so im not really concerned. I checked the balljoints and theyre good also so who knows why its like that.
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aww $h!t. i can see the money flying out of my pocket.......
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mines the same way and realy only noticed it after the new wheels
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aww $h!t. i can see the money flying out of my pocket.......
Not really. Take it in and have an alignment done and if theyre still like that i would just drive it like that for awhile and just keep an eye out for unever wear. As long as theyre wearing evenly i wouldnt be too concerned about it.
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I would take it in and have them check to see if it needs balljoints BEFORE doing an alignment.
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yeah, but i also dont want a joint to give out on me.
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mine was doing the exact same thing. replaced the wheel bearings and was good to go. its a pain in the *** to do, but cheap.

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my drivers side wheel
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yeah, thing is i think my dad has it set up for an alinement on sat morning. and im at school and have things todo, so i got no time to look it over
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well took it in this morning, out in an hour, they had to aline and fix the camber. and i prob know how i did screwed it up now too. prob when i went offroading and it was mostly ice and i went up incline and got to peak and started to slide forward into a ramp looking thing and i went off of it. prob did it then
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Did you crank up your T bars at all?
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last time mine was that way, all i had to do was adjust my cam bolts on the top a-arm, they had turned all the way around. not hard to do.
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