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Old 05-03-2012, 08:13 PM
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that one isnt bad compared to how mine looked.
I wish I had taken pictures.
Funny thing is that McGaughys told me they never heard of anything like it before.
The drivers side was a little worse than that picture, passenger side you could see the first row of tread. my wheels were 22x9.5 with a 19mm offset.
When I called McGaughy's and asked about the extra front width from the spindle kit they said it would widen the front about 1/4 to 3/8" each side. I still wanted the advantage of stock front suspension geometry and ride so I went with the deluxe kit(front knuckles). After installing the kit true enough the front wheels were slightly less than 3/8" further out. The alignment shop had no problem getting the front aligned in all specs (caster,camber,toe) and that brought the front wheels slightly closer in towards the stock width. I have been pleased with the handling and ride of the new kit. The supplied panard bar relocation bracket took care of rear alignment and centering.

I keep hearing about the extreme widening of the front wheels from the spindle kits. I say that is greatly exaggerated or the result of poor alignment procedures.
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