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Before you read any further, It was aligned and they said "we can not do the camber" No adjustment was able to be done?
So my question is? I had a basic 2" kit installed on top of my struts. Now it pulls left. Is there a camber adjustment and these guys were just idiots? or is this a common mistake made by inexperienced shops?
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I have a 2" maybe 2.5" it was already installed when found truck on the lot ...camber was out but I had no issues getting thinks upright and straight ..I would think need a good lift shop or a solid alignment shop...not a tire brake and lube sorta place ...just say'in
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I just installed my 2.1" bilstien lift on Sunday and I can tell you that the lower A arm has concentric bolts that allow the Camber to be adjusted. I'm taking mine for an alignment on Thursday and will let you know how I make out. Since I know the owner I will be able to see the pre and post settings.
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Yup, you definitely need to go to a different shop. If those guys don't think they can adjust the camber they don't know much about setting up front suspension.
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Since I know the owner I will be able to see the pre and post settings.
Any Shop will show you your print outs, in fact, they should include them with your receipt or you need to change shops!!
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I had the same problem here on long island ( 3 different alignment shops ), Till someone recommended a GoodYear shop that not only had a clue but corrected what the other shop installed incorrectly.
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What I should have said is that the owner is related to me and I will be doing my own alignment alongside a licenced mechanic.
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So I got the alignment done and I can say for sure that the camber can be adjusted. I can also say that if you install the Bilstiens at 2.1" (or anything over stock) you will definitely need an alignment done. Here are the before and after pics, my camber was out by 1 degree and my toe was totally screwed up. So make sure you get the alignment done. My truck tracks perfectly now, feels like new again. The tow must have been off from when the dealer changed out the outer tie rod joints.

Anyway very happy with the front lift and these bilstiens, now I have to get the rear bilstiens as well to match them up.

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