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Old 05-08-2007, 09:22 PM
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I have been on this for quite a while. There is simply NOT enough adjustment in the control arms and I do alignments for a living. I'm at -1.8 & -1.6 degrees camber. I have even gone as far as removing the lower control arms and removed about 1/4" of material from the adjustment slots. It did NOTHING. We either need DJM control arms or offset upper ball joints. I'm gonna try and get some stock upper control arms and straightening them in a press as they are slightly curved.
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I have been on this for quite a while. There is simply NOT enough adjustment in the control arms and I do alignments for a living. I'm at -1.8 & -1.6 degrees camber. I have even gone as far as removing the lower control arms and removed about 1/4" of material from the adjustment slots. It did NOTHING. We either need DJM control arms or offset upper ball joints. I'm gonna try and get some stock upper control arms and straightening them in a press as they are slightly curved.
looks like your on the case too! keep me informed on your progress! good lookin out!
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When did you drop your TB ?
i had it done both in the chevy dealer and sears with the same explaination as what every just posted. I didnt have any problems when i had GF probally i should install them back in
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When did you drop your TB ?
A few weeks ago.

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I have been on this for quite a while. There is simply NOT enough adjustment in the control arms and I do alignments for a living. I'm at -1.8 & -1.6 degrees camber. I have even gone as far as removing the lower control arms and removed about 1/4" of material from the adjustment slots. It did NOTHING. We either need DJM control arms or offset upper ball joints. I'm gonna try and get some stock upper control arms and straightening them in a press as they are slightly curved.
So whats the difference here?? Mine aligned with no problem. The guy warned me before hand that it may not, but he said it came out perfect. He used some big fancy Hunter machine with all the fancy lasers and stuff to do it. I wonder what the difference is
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So whats the difference here?? Mine aligned with no problem. The guy warned me before hand that it may not, but he said it came out perfect. He used some big fancy Hunter machine with all the fancy lasers and stuff to do it. I wonder what the difference is
the difference is that the guys with the camber (like myself) are rollin 4x4. apparently it gets in the way of the suspension and the thingamabobers!
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the difference is that the guys with the camber (like myself) are rollin 4x4. apparently it gets in the way of the suspension and the thingamabobers!
ahhhhh I see that now. So its not an issue on the 2wd trucks. Now I get it.
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So whats the difference here?? Mine aligned with no problem. The guy warned me before hand that it may not, but he said it came out perfect. He used some big fancy Hunter machine with all the fancy lasers and stuff to do it. I wonder what the difference is
The Les Schwab near my house aligned my TB with nary a problem, and I spoke to the guy afterward who said it was barely out of alignment. The machine they have is one where you drive up and it lifts the car up in the air about 2-3ft then there are a bunch of sensors they install on the tires and whatnot.
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The Les Schwab near my house aligned my TB with nary a problem, and I spoke to the guy afterward who said it was barely out of alignment. The machine they have is one where you drive up and it lifts the car up in the air about 2-3ft then there are a bunch of sensors they install on the tires and whatnot.

well, thats one 4wd that aligned ok. That sounds like the machine they used on mine, I just happened to notice that it was made by Hunter. Wonder why yours aligned so easily Really does sound like its hit or miss with this issue.
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I really doubt it's the 4X4 causing the misalignement. All the parts are the same except for the CV axle is there on the 4X4. I also used a Hunter drive on rack.

ghoster and scarab you guys rollin the factory wheels right? That's another difference between the screwed up camber crew and the not so screwed up camber.

Also, did you guys get printous of the before and after readings? Recently at work I've been having people comming in and saying some shop aligned their car but gave them no printout and the tires are all jacked up. Checked the alignment and it was waaaay out. It's impossible for it to go out the way these cars did. So again, did you guys get printous of the before and after readings and can you post the after for us Please?
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So would the Ground Force kit be easier to align as it doesn't drop the front as much?
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