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Will T-bars cause this?

Alright so i cranked my t-bars to max position then went in for an alignment and now as i was walking back to my house from the mailbox i look at my truck and my front tires, looking at the truck from the front, are angled a bit inward. like the bottom of the tires are going inwards a bit towards the center of the truck where as the top of the tires are going outward a bit, away from the center of the truck? is this normal or what the hell is up with that? i just noticed this today.
Or is it possible that running stock shocks in the front with max t-bar will do this? i have no clue why its like that.
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unless your front end is way off you cant really tell...I would take it back to the alignment shop and have them check it out.
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so the shocks will have nothing to do with the tires being a bit angled like that?
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shocks dont have anything to do with it.

Did you get a printout of your specs from the shop that did the "Alignment". It sounds like you are talking about camber, which is not adjustable from the factory on our trucks. You have to get a "camber kit", which isn't a huge deal, they should have told you if it was an issue. It is possible the torsion crank threw your camber off. Many MANY shops just set the Toe on the cars (hell even some by eye) and let the car go if it doesn't pull or anything...which is why they may not have even mentioned it.
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yeah i do have a sheet somewhere in the truck.....and the guy did say the toe was off and thats what they fixed. didn't even mention the camber. what do you suggest i do? i don't want my tires wearing in like a month....
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When I cranked my bars all the way I installed a camber kit.
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yeah i do have a sheet somewhere in the truck.....and the guy did say the toe was off and thats what they fixed. didn't even mention the camber. what do you suggest i do? i don't want my tires wearing in like a month....
Can you scan or post the sheet?? Personally, my truck 100% cranked isn't wearing funny, and looks fine. It's been up on an alignment rack and the camber isn't anything alarming. I've put about 15,000miles on my truck cranked, with no alignment adjustments. All seems fine. Camber, unless it's really out of whack isn't going to kill your tires extremely fast. Now Toe, toe definately will...it's the most important measurement as far as tire wear goes.
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here is the scan....came out pretty bad haha hope you can see it if not, try copying it and pasting....couldn't resize


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After a little B******* i got my adjustable camber kit installed for free. although the sheet says its not off really, the tires still did the angle. kit was installed and tires are no longer angled out.
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