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need some slighment help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5Chris, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    i got a 10 bolt front that i just put new balljoints, 8 lug hubs/rotors, and wheelbearings on, and my camber is out very badly. and i dont wanna wear out my brand new SSR's. they look to be off around 1.5* maybe 2*

    i wanna use the shim between the spindle and the knuckle, but cant seem to hardly find any. nobody at the parts stores even want to attempt to help me.

    i found these: http://www.ingallseng.com/parts/26126.htm but daum those are expensive. anyone know where else i can find some of these?

    i did find some of those upper balljoint adjusting nuts that have the center hole cut at an angle so it will adjust both caster and/or camber depending on how you turn it. anybody use these?
     
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    That's not REALLY expensive when yo compare the cost of your tires! They seem reletively easy to put in and adjust, alot easier than messing with your ball joints /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. Also, they look like metal, not plastic, which I have heard some are made from. The web page shows the price as MSRP, maybe you could get some other members interested and get us a volume discount - might be worth a phone call /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif.
     
  3. K5Chris

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    youre right, there not that expensive. i found a ingalls distributor in houston, and gave em a call, they had to order them, but they were $27 each. not too bad.
     
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    That's good info ........ I've always heard about them but never knew where to find them if I needed them. Now I will have to check my ft end, especailly because my K5 got new sneakers today /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.
     
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    you have to get longer u bolts if you do the shims. i was going to add them to fix death bobble but tim told me they were bad. you shouldent really need them with only 6in of lift. i have 4 and mine is out 5* :dunno:
     
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    These shims go between the knuckle and the spindle to adjust camber. I beleive the shims you're talking about are used between the axle and the spring. These adjust steering axis inclination, which is essentially your caster.
     
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    correct. the camber shims go betweent he knuckle and the spindle.

    caster shims go between the axle and leaf spring.

    this is what i got
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