Alignment Help - Do I Need Revised Specs ?

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So I put the ball joint spacers and the higher coils in the rear for about a 1 1/2" lift. The alignment shop thinks that the stock specs won't work now. I will need a new set of specs for camber and castor etc.

Is that true, or should I just tell him to align it to the stock specs?
 
That's my thinking also. Maybe the guy at the alignment shop doesn't know anything other than how to hook up the machine.

I would think that the only measurement affected by the bj spacer would be the camber.
 
That's my thinking also. Maybe the guy at the alignment shop doesn't know anything other than how to hook up the machine.

I would think that the only measurement affected by the bj spacer would be the camber.

correct....


We use a tape and get quite close, close enough for those old solid axle trucks..


Rob
 
There's real good thread on "driveway alignment" on yotatech. I tried doing it this weekend but one of the cam bolts just won't loosen.

I think I will take it ot a shop and pay to have it done.

I have been thinking about the alignment specs. The alignment is all about the relationship of the wheels to the road. Suspension changes should not affect the relationship that is needed, although it does change the relationship when you make suspension changes. An alignment would just bring that relationship back to its proper place...ergo the same specs.

I do have better understanding of the camber, castor and toe-in after spending a few hours under the front end. They are like the people of SC, very inter-related. :D
 

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