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post #1 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Had a live feed during alignment

A local shop had a LCD in the waiting room showing the work being done live from the PC. I just replaced the ball joints beforehand.

The pics are in order of the work done. Help me make sense of the printout. Do I need shims for the front axle?
I have 3" springs and 3/4" shackles, 31" tires.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 02:18 PM
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Yes, you need about 7* shims. 5-7 degrees is caster spec.

Steel is preferable over aluminum.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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can anything be done about the camber?

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'll need 4* shims right? ...to get back to 6*?

Just got a MSG that camber is corrected with adjustable ball joints.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 02:38 PM
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Yes, you need about 7* shims. 5-7 degrees is caster spec.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 03:37 PM
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I believe why the OP is asking again is because his caster is already about 2 deg per the printout. If he used 7 degree shims with 2 degree existing caster, where would that put him in the end? I don't know myself 100%, and that's why I'm reiterating his question again. Do you add in the 7 degree shims you recommend, I.e, 9 degrees? Or subtract it, I.e, 5 degrees?

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-10-2013, 03:49 PM
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Yes, you need to get 4-5* shims and have those installed. With your existing 2* caster, that should yeild the desired 5-7* caster range.
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