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Inferno 02-04-2011 09:43 AM

steering wheel has slight cockeye after 3in BL
 
I got a 3inch body lift installed last week (pics soon) and afterwards the steering wheel was cockeyed to the right about a half inch. The alignment seemed ok, with the slightest bit of vibration which I could'nt tell was in my head or not.

I got an alignment, and then the wheel went cockeyed left a quater to a half inch, and it seems the vibration is gone. The reading showed the camber or toe (or whatever) was off on one side.

I brought it back (dude was cool) and he re-did it, and it's the same, still cockeyed left slightly. I'm off of work this week and will bring it back (since it's a tire place next to my work, I can just leave it with them) on mon or tu, what can I do? The fella who did it said If I'm not satisfied I could sit in the truck while they do it and hold the steering wheel the way I want it:wow:. He was'nt being sarcastic, but wtf?

The way I want it? I just want a horizontal steering wheel when I drive straight. Any tips?

RamTech 02-04-2011 09:46 AM

The alignment guy has no clue what he's doing or he'd have it fixed by now. You can fix this yourself - http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=46601

Inferno 02-04-2011 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by RamTech (Post 433282)
The alignment guy has no clue what he's doing or he'd have it fixed by now. You can fix this yourself - http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=46601

thanx, I've read that 3x now and still can't figure out what to do:thk:lol


Do you think If I just print it out and show him (minus the don't know what he's doing part) he will get it?

I am thrilled to see it's an easy fix though.

RamTech 02-04-2011 02:38 PM

He should. Setting steer ahead is easy, especially with a rack and pinion setup. In fact, I typically do it this way and don't rely on the machine.

Rammin 02-04-2011 03:30 PM

I would take it somewhere else. Obviously, he is not getting it. Talk to another shop and tell them your problem and you'll be able to tell if they understand what you're talking about. Most of the time they will finish your conversation and that's a good key that they will fix it correctly.

So hard to find a good and competent shop for anything anymore.

RamTech 02-04-2011 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Rammin (Post 433483)
So hard to find a good and competent shop for anything anymore.

A lot of this is prevelant in the independent shops because owners just aren't willing to or can't afford to have their people properly trained. I think the unwillingness comes from the high technician turnover rate in many independent shops. Dealerships are typically more stable and require constant training in order to cover the basics and maintain currency.

Rammin 02-04-2011 04:13 PM

^^^^^^^Well said


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