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Old 05-27-2011, 12:05 AM
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Caster/Camber bushings,, How to adjust??

So i got the new ones is to level out my tires from my lift, and ill always think i have them adjusted right but then once i drive it, theyll go off again. And i know the TTB will angel the wheels when you lift it with a jack. But i left it on the ground and used a level on the rim to get it close and it was untell i drive it,,, So im out of ideas, What the book way or dos someone have a nice trick to do it
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You have to use an alignment machine, on an alignment rack, at an alignment shop. This is not something you do at home.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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Yeah well i dont got the money, $60 may not be mutch but for me thats more then i got, But i was able to get one wheel perfectly level, After i drove it the bubble was between the lines, and my other one is getting close
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Yeah well i dont got the money, $60 may not be mutch but for me thats more then i got, But i was able to get one wheel perfectly level, After i drove it the bubble was between the lines, and my other one is getting close
seriously? you put all that **** on your truck to lift it and big tires and you don't have $60 for alignment? Maybe you should change your priorities in life...
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:55 PM
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Back off, I got them tire for free from my brother and put them on my self, My lift i made from scrap metal, my bumpers were also made with scrap metal that i built. So all of this cost me just about nothing but a lot of time work
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Hang in there dutter. Sometimes its harder the older you get to remember the excitement of being 17 and fixin up your ride, and todays teenagers just point and daddy pays for a new one. 20 years from now they will be bringing things to you for repair. That is when you get to sit back and laugh about all the little comments you have to hear when you are not afraid of getting dirty. Just remember them when you add up the labor cost. I know from experience nothing you earn comes easy.
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haha yep,, and Thanks, yeah it drives me crazy seeing them rich kids with big pretty trucks or nice car, and they MAYBE paid for the tires if that, thats why i call them daddies truck, but its ok my truck can out wheel them
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20 years from now you will also probably look back at your Ranger and laugh at the lengths you went to avoid opening your wallet.

I remember being your age (even though I'm only in my 20's) and wanting to mod my truck but couldn't afford it. That's why I got a job
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But in spite of all of those encouraging thoughts, you still need a professional alignment. Sometimes we have to bite the bullet on things like this.
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yep im still looking for a job, iv applied at 8 other places and i know i can work, but iv goten no bites, because i got to save $970 for new 35s and then get my truck aligned, because if im goin to spend that much on new tires i want them to last
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So you're driving it straight and parking it and THEN measuring the alignment or lifting the wheel and setting it down and then measuring?

If you drive straight a short distance and measure that is your alignment specs then.

You also need something that gives an actual readout and not a bubble level.

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well yes a bubble lever will tell u if the wheel is vertical its not like i can get it
%100 dead on but really close. but now i found out that when i adjust that it also effects my toe in and out, but when i adjust that it will effect my camber, so im just goin to have to mess with it untell i get a alignment
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i did the same thing with my level took some time but got it damn straight
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Yup, we haven't heard from Dutter since September of '12. I wonder if he's learned to spell yet.
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I believe he has a Superduty now and goes by a different name.

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