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Postby z28 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:04 pm

Alright here is my latest issue. Did a quick search and didn't find anything so if I missed the topic let me know. My truck is wearing every other tread lug off the inside row of tread on my left front tire. It did this before with another tire. When I had it aligned I was told the camber was off. It's been less than 1000 miles since it was last aligned. My ball joints are tight and everything else front end wise seem fine. Only issue I can find is one tie rod end has minimal slop, not enough to cause any issues. Just trying to figure out why it won't hold alignment. Don't want to have to pay to straighten it out every 1000 miles.
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Re: Camber

Postby HenryJ » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:13 pm

Idler and pitman arm are pretty common wear items. How about shocks? IFS like to be pretty steady.

I like to have mine aligned with my weight in the drivers seat , a full tank of gas and my normal gear load.

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Re: Camber

Postby z28 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:50 pm

The steering has less that a half inch play on steering wheel both directions. I didn't figure that would cause camber issues even if there was more. The shocks are getting some age on them. Since shocks don't really carry any load or alter ride height never gave it a second thought. Is this IFS really sensitive enough that a shock will through it off that far?
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Postby _STUCKY » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:54 pm

As for the shocks, yea I'd agree shocks *could make a difference. Had a 94 jimmy that had the shakes at speed. Threw some cheapo napa blue shocks on and cured it. It probably had other issues too :2:
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Re: Camber

Postby HenryJ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:55 am

Any time the suspension travels the camber changes on an IFS. Shocks can make a big difference.
I still lean toward ball joints wheel bearings and tie-rods in a severe situation.
Frequent tire rotations and a less aggressive lugged tire can help, but nothing will be perfect on IFS.

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