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Alignment specs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. 90K5

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    I know I've seen the toe in specs posted heer before, just forgot what they were for a 90 K5, part time 4X4, (NP 241 and 700r4 if it matters). I figure if I can get it close enought, its all right....really messed up right now. Also, does the condition of the balljoints affect alignment al all? NTB told me they could align it but not warranty it because they need to be replaced. I dont wanna pay $60 for alignment if i can do it for free. I already replaced the tie rods a little while ago, so I have a pretty good understanding of what I need to do. thanks

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    I took mine for alignment a while ago, and the guy told me I would be wasting my money if I aligned it with bad ball joints. Since they were worn and damaged, there was too much play, and the alignment machine's reading would be way off.

    I suggest you replace them ASAP. A friend hit a tree with his C20 truck because a ball joint completely came apart while driving at 60mph.

    I recommend Moog ball joints, since you can grease them without having to disassemble the spindles and removing the axleshafts.

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  3. 90K5

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    Thanks - I've had the Moog's sitting in my garage for about 3-4 months, haven't had time to install them yet. Once I do though...anyone know the specs?

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    Toe in should be about 3/16" on any part time truck. Full time trucks (NP203) toe-in spec is 0.

    Tim

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