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Alignment?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by outlaw612, May 14, 2002.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    How do you do an alignment on a solid axle truck? I think I had heard something about shims, but dont remember where or how.
     
  2. Rebel88

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    i know to set toe you just adjust the tie rod to make the measurement on the front and back of the tires...if you know what i mean

    Later
     
  3. 70~K5

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    Caster you shim the axle at the springs. Camber you shim the spindle at the knuckle.They make round shims that are thicker on one side.
     
  4. Blazer1970

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    Unless you think you have some kind of problem, just set the toe and go.
     
  5. 90K5

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    Do a search. I posted exactly how to do this a little while ago.
     
  6. BlueBlazer

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    There are also offset upper balljoint sleeves up to 1.5 degrees which is more than you should ever need.
     

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