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Old 10-12-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Can any body point me in the direction of how to install the camber/caster kit? I hit a curb a long time ago and finally took it for an alignment check after noticing my tires wearing bad. The caster on the passenger front side is off and the Goodyear guy said they would have to install the kit for both sides and after all was said and done it would be $400. So what is involved in doing it myself? From my understanding the part itself is only like $25. So I just need to know how to install them?
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Remove upper control arm bolts and replace with the camber/caster eccentric bolts and washers. Point the tallest part of the eccentric up, tighten nuts and take in a have an alignment done.
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Does anyone have any pictures of this process? Or maybe just a picture of the control arms with the wheel off and use paint to point it out..
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so which is the bolt that needs to be removed and replaced with the new bolt?
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im not gunna lie, i really cant figure it out....
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im not gunna lie, i really cant figure it out....
O.K.......let's regroup....

apparently you're not ready to do this repair yourself......

find another good alignment shop....they should be able to put your kit in place & align the front wheels for LESS THAN $100.....caster, camber, everything!!!!

then you will have a safe driveable vehicle


(now...if there's some worn out tie-rods...ball joints...etc...those parts have to be replaced first....) you could probably handle that!
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I think that's a little in called for. The picture that was provided and was a little confusing to follow. The guy said that you replace the upper control arm bolts with the camber caster kit bolts. But in the picture I couldn't find them?
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That's because that picture is of the old TIB suspension on the 97 and down trucks.

You style uses upper and lower control arms, know as SLA or short/long arm suspension.

The upper control arm is held to the frame with 2 bolts.....remove and replace with camber/caster eccentric bolts and washers....point the egg shape of the eccentric upwards, tighten and drive to alignment shop. Get alignment.

Its not rocket science.
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