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Adjustable camber bushings


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OK lifted TTB guys . . .

I have an '88 Ranger Super with a 4" suspension lift.
The camber is way off, as expected with the TTB.

What is you all's suggestion for the best deal on adjustable bushings?

My tire guys said that a shim adjustment would work but I think that the adjustable bushings would do the same thing for around the same price.

A SAS is not in the picture, nor are extended arms at this point.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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if its /--\ then shimming springs may be easier/cheaper


otherwise some adjustable units from a place like rock auto are quite cost effective.
 

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^^
What he said.
Not only would shimming the springs up using a few washers fix the camber, it'll gain you some additional diff clearance as well.

Rockauto seems to be the best source for bushings. I'd probably get them anyway even after shimming the springs up. You can make far more precise adjustments with the adjustable bushings than when you have swap fixed ones out all the time.
 

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They are /_\.
The shop said something about shims, but with no explanation and a $50 tag each.

I have the bushing thing down but I'm not quite sure I understand the shim thing as I haven't had to mess with this stuff. Any schooling would be appreciated, some pics and a source maybe?

Thanks for the response.

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I think they mean to run a coil spacer.
 

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I bought mine at napa because they had them in a day.I would use the adjustable ones you going to need to change camber again and it will work good.The 28 and the 35 are different I have a set of the 28 adjusters that are a little beat up from when I put my 35 in.If your willing to wait for those i'll ship them to you save you a little dough.just PM me.
 

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a note on the washers, 1 1/4" washers have 1 3/8" holes in the middle apparently, at work we use a place called "Oregon Bolt" for all our fasteners, when I was looking for the washers Fastenal was expensive so I called up Oregon Bolt and they got me plain steel 1 1/4" washers for about $.25 each, plated were at least double that... On the size, I called them asking for 1 3/8" washers and they were saying they were difficult to get ahold of not to mention had a 1 1/2" hole.
 

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Ok, I think I'm getting the idea now of how the spacers work, a little reading in the tech library does wonders, :icon_thumby:.

I've had the truck on the align rack and have the numbers;



What I get from this is that that the caster is w/in spec., camber is way off and needs left +2.8, right + 4.2 degrees adjustment. That's the negative to get to zero + positive to get into spec.

Am I on track? I think the light bulb has gone on :icon_thumby:.

SO, the left side can come in with a bushing or spacer(s) and the right most likely would be a bushing and spacer(s)?

I see the relative ease of adding the washers opposed to pulling bushings.

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Camber spec is +0.25° (I don't know what's up with the figures shown on that chart). I like to go for about +0.5° myself since it changes with vehicle loading.

I would say around 3-4 washers on each side would get you close to where you need to be, then from there you can use the bushings to dial it in that last bit. You'll lose some caster after the washers though, so you might still need the adjustable bushings afterward.
 

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The numbers are what come out of the computer at the shop :icon_confused:.
I am working on my other Ranger for axle joints so now I see how this goes together.

When I get one back on the road, I need 4x to travel to work, then I will delve into the super with the alignment problem. For now it's useable, but I won't let it go to much further, tires are spendy.

I'll have to see if there are some spacers in the back (junk) yard and look about for a source that isn't in the snow. I did see some on the rig I'm working on now, so on goes the light bulb :icon_idea:.

Rich
 

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NAPA part number 264-3950 (you need two). They can adjust up to 4degrees of camber (positive or negative). They are double adjustable, so if you are correcting less than 4deg, they have two eccentrics, and can adjust caster at the same time. Same part the lowered guys use.
 


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