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Front end wander, where to go next

Iv'e done every bushing in my 4x4 IFS, (From radius arms forward), New ball joints, universals, tie rod ends, link is tight, wheel bearings, New Red-Head steering box, Welded the box frame mount, Rag joint and slipshaft are tight, Steering wheel-wheel bearing is all tight and had the alignment done. All in "Spec" and she still wanders on the road.

But in it's defense I can see the right front tire is not standing vertical, making me suspect something's bent, just not sure how to check if it is a spindle or the right side axle tube.....
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All in "Spec" and she still wanders on the road.
But in it's defense I can see the right front tire is not standing vertical.
How can that be
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makes me wonder, the truck did spend the first 20 years of it's life hauling around a 7.5' Fisher plow.
With the plow on, the tops of the front tires were tilting in.
Pulled the plow and frame off and the front tires looked like a farm tractor, top of the tries tilting out.
Installed HD springs and there are 4 degree shims in there now.......
 
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If you use some "adjustable radius arm bushings" (for Caster adjustment) you may be able to get everything back in alignment. Of course there are Camber adjustment bushings too. Up to about 2.5 degrees.

If you already have a +2.5 in there, and you need more positive camber, a leveling kit (coil spring spacer) will add some positive camber.

I know you posted your alignment specs in the other thread, but I forget know what direction you need.
 
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You just paid to have to aligned. The tire should not be angled, and it should not wander. Take it back or take it somewhere and pay them to fix it, not to just put it on their machine and then tell you they "aligned" it. Demand to see the computer printout from the alignment machine.
 
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You just paid to have to aligned. The tire should not be angled, and it should not wander. Take it back or take it somewhere and pay them to fix it, not to just put it on their machine and then tell you they "aligned" it. Demand to see the computer printout from the alignment machine.
Amen! If the tires are visibly tilting then it isn't in spec and they didn't do their job.
 
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Check your wheel bearings now that you have driven it a while. Loose bearings will cause terrible wander. I assume you replaced the pitman arm end also.
 
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