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Username Post: Alignment Help after 2/4 Drop        (Topic#358977)
Rockrz 
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11-27-19 09:43 PM - Post#2781141    

Alignment Help after 2/4 Drop

I just installed the Belltech 641SP 2/4 lowering kit with their performance shocks.

Now, I need to find an alignment kit that provides greater caster / camber adjustment (especially camber) so the truck can be aligned closer to factory specs.

They shop that did the alignment has it pretty good and it drives OK (ever so slight pull to the right).

But, I'd like to get it dialed in better... so who has kits for this to fit 2007-2013 2WD Silverado 1500s???

I found the Belltech 99-16 Chevy Silverado 2wd/4wd Front camber Bushings online at
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Belltech-99-16-Ch evy-Silv...

Is this the best way to get more camber adjustment?



Edited by Rockrz on 11-27-19 09:44 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2plus2 
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11-27-19 10:32 PM - Post#2781148    
    In response to Rockrz

Will these work?

https://spindle-source.com/upper-drop-alignment- co...

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Rockrz 
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11-27-19 10:40 PM - Post#2781149    
    In response to 2plus2

Thanks, but I just need more camber adjustment.

The link I posted to the bushings I "think" may provide enough camber adjustment.

I was just asking around to see if anyone knew for sure before I buy something that doesn't help with camber adjustment.



 
Shepherd 
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11-28-19 01:21 PM - Post#2781199    
    In response to Rockrz

Ok, so what is it now?



 
Rockrz 
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11-28-19 01:45 PM - Post#2781202    
    In response to Shepherd

Here's the settings after lowering kit installed and the alignment shop made their adjustments:

Left Front
Camber: -1.4
Caster: 5.6
Toe: 0.04

Right Front
Camber: -1.5
Caster: 5.7
Toe: 0.05

It seems to drive OK, but the wheels are tilted inward and when turnings I hear some rubbing of tires on the plastic inner wheel wells.

I'm thinking about putting the original spindles back on so the front will be OE height and then a 2 inch drop shackles on the back so the truck is more level.

That may be the safest thing to do so I don't get any rubbing, the camber can be normal again and the back is a little lower than stock... and the cops won't think I'm a dope dealer cause it's pretty low now with the 2/4 drop.

Well, lower than what I'm used to.




 
Shepherd 
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11-28-19 03:49 PM - Post#2781211    
    In response to Rockrz

I do a lot of modified car alignment work in my shop, what I see is excess positive caster which can reduce camber settings. I would suggest no more than 3.5 degrees caster, that will restore camber to maybe -.5. This depends on the control arm design of course. Why was this set up up with so much caster?



Edited by Shepherd on 11-28-19 04:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Rockrz 
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11-28-19 08:49 PM - Post#2781226    
    In response to Shepherd

Thanks for the input... not sure why there is so much caster other than this shop specializes in foreign cars and this is a domestic pickup truck.

Other than the alignment, they did a good job as everything is tight and I've been driving around with no issues other than some slight tire rubbing in the front.

It's a moot point now cause I'm going to have them remove the 2 in drop spindles and put the OE spindles back on, and then remove the 4 inch drop shackles in the back and go with 2 inch drop shackles.

I'm thinking maybe the Belltech kit I bought could have been mislabeled where I actually got the 3/5 kit instead of the 2/4 kit. It's really too low for my liking. I wasn't expecting it to be this low.

At any rate, I think it'll look just fine with the stock ride height in front, and 2 inch drop in the back. Once I get that done, they'll align it as part of thee deal but I'll take it to a normal shop soon there after that does domestic vehicles and have them align it again.

I probably should have done the 2 inch drop in the back in the first place to get the truck looking more level which will work out better for me.

Apparently I was overdue for a good hair brained idea



Edited by Rockrz on 11-28-19 08:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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