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D60 alignment question. Does this sound right?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueOx, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I have just finished rebuilding my D60 and now its time for and alignment. I called 4wheelparts here in Houston and they gave me the name of a place here in town that they use. I called to get a price and to set the toe $60. I asked how much it was to set it all (camber, caster, and toe) and it was $240. I asked what was involved in setting the camber/caser and he stated they bend the axle or knuckle to set those.
    Does this sound right? I don’t mind paying for it if that’s what I need and it’s a safe way of doing it. It beats buying new front tires every 1000 miles. I might have misunderstood what he was going to bend but I know he said he was going to have to bend something.
     
  2. GMCLegacy

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    i dont think i would pay anyone to bend my axle tube. sorry, no thanks

    the correct way i think is to put a shim between the spindle and knuckle. i have only seen one of these.

    personally, id just set the toe in using a tape measure and call'er a day
     
  3. BlueOx

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    Thats what I was thinking. How do I go about setting the toe my self?
     

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