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Alignment (was: quick question)

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by vpower, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. vpower

    vpower New Member

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    I have a 91 ef9 with inner camber wear, so i went and purchased a skunk 2 camber kit 2 months ago...I purchased new tires after installing the camber kit and I still have inner camber wear...what can it be???
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Did you have the alignment checked on it?
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    toe causes more tire wear than camber does.

    hit up an alignment rack.
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    :werd: title your threads accordingly as well too. Its extremely helpful when someone else has the same question, B shows up quite a bit on google.

    Quick question is extremely vague and won't make anyone click your thread any quicker. Most of our members (myself included) click our unread posts bar on the top right of the page all day.
     
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    @ Jeef I haven't taken it to an alignment place, i guess I know what I'm doing this weekend...
    @ B and Josh what's toe???
    @ Chaz my bad ;)
     
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    So...you installed a camber kit but didn't get it aligned?
     
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    toe is like your feet IN or out
    looking top-down,

    \ / is toe out
    /\ is toe in

    | is a straight tire


    bring it to an alignmnet rack asap. that should be cosndered a requirement when installing a camber kit.

    preferraly bring it to a speed shop who knows what a camber kit is (ie, not midas/etc) so that they may be able to adjust that properly as well.
     
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    I suggest you pay the extra ~$40-50 bucks and get the "Lifetime" alignment. You have adjustable camber now and well......probably be worth the investment.
     
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    whoa.. what is lifetime alignment, and where do you get that?
     
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    It's an option at Firestone - pay once and you get free re-deux. Of course they won't give you monthly checks, but even one makes it worth the difference. I assume other chains have a similar offer. That's what I'm doing next time. Invariable every year or two I do some form of maintenance that required alignment to make it right and get some life out of a set of tires.
     
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    Hmmm I'm going to have to check that out seeing as how I'm probably going to have to have another one done two weeks after my last one.
     
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    ^ That's what I'm thinking, haven't gone that way yet, but need an alignment when I put the engine back in mine. New wheels and tires and it was wearing from slight Toe Out. So, if they still have the option...

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    that firestone deal is a steal dude... get it... ntb offers5 years for like 300 bucks... but ya cant beat firestone's deal... just be warned... they will try every trick in the book to either send you away, or get you to repair something, or try and say camber isnt a factory adjustable option and will try to give you the runaround... you've been warned... just threaten to call corporate, thats what most poeple end up doing, and they get their way...
     
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    Well we dont have a firestone here.. closest one is an hour away but that does sound like a badass option. thanks for sharing.
     
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    it might be worth the drive. $10 in gas to save $200, times 10
     
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    Good information to be armed with before signing on the bottom line. Read the fine print and be ready for the ole Flim Flam job. Armed with this, I'm going to do it when I get mine put back together and take it in for alignment. There is a Firestone shop pretty close to my house. They did the last alignment and did a good job.- but, I expect some resistance with the Lifetime after the initial alignment.

    No problem! :thumbsup:
     
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