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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:19 PM   #16
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Unless you have an alignment machine your not going to be able to get the caster on. You can't just slap an angle find on something to set it. If you have it set then you can use an angle finder on the front of the housing or any other flat regular surface to get a bearing and make changes from there.

The stock settings are between 5~7 positive caster

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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:22 PM   #17
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I do aligments at my shop,lol But no time with the schedule to get it done anytime soon so i want to get it close at home. I thought you go below stock settings with a lift like mine?
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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:25 PM   #18
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If you want to try and get it close you can take a straight edge and try to get it inline as much as possible with the center of the upper and lower ball joints. Then place your angle finder on that.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #19
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If you want to try and get it close you can take a straight edge and try to get it inline as much as possible with the center of the upper and lower ball joints. Then place your angle finder on that.
Hmm. i have no way of getting my finder inbetween them...
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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #20
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Lift has nothing to do with the amount of caster the front end needs to operate properly. The only reason you would drop it a bit less would be to help with the pinion angle.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #21
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Place a straight edge against the inner C. measure from the side of the straight edge to the center of both ball joints. You might have to add a shim to the top or bottom to get the measurement even top and bottom. Once you do then you have something to measure off of.
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