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I have my 5100's set at 2.1 and here's a pic, do the angles on the cv seem a little extreme? Is this how they should look?



the reason I ask is my buddy just put the rancho quick lift struts on his and his shafts looks completely straight. Now he has a 14' and I have an 09' not sure if there was a change or not concerning the suspension




I'm more concerned with if the shop installed the 5100 correctly or if I'm causing damage to my truck. I thought the 2.1 setting was "safer" than the 2.8 on the cv's
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The camera in the upper pic is angled giving the illusion that there are more severe angles.
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The first pic does have a little bit more camera angle than the second but you can still see how much of a difference there is just by looking at the ends of the shaft. My truck has way more of an angle from each end of the joint

If anyone with a 4th gen that has 5100's at 2.1 can post a pic that would be extremely helpful

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Where they both parked on level ground?
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This is mine at 2.8 with a little angle in the photo.
Looks pretty normal to me.

OP, did you ensure that the spring seats are installed correctly? (common issue with shops) and did you measure before and after at all?
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It looks to me like the spring seat is correct, but I honestly don't know. I will post some better pics after work and make sure the truck is on completely level ground. I will say that after I had the alignment done the steering wheel is no longer straight. It's kinda cocked to the left when driving straight but the truck doesn't veer when I let go....
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The seat does look to be good. But if the steering wheel isnt straight, I'd take it back to the shop for another alignment at no charge.
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I have my 5100's set at 2.1 and here's a pic, do the angles on the cv seem a little extreme? Is this how they should look?



the reason I ask is my buddy just put the rancho quick lift struts on his and his shafts looks completely straight. Now he has a 14' and I have an 09' not sure if there was a change or not concerning the suspension




I'm more concerned with if the shop installed the 5100 correctly or if I'm causing damage to my truck. I thought the 2.1 setting was "safer" than the 2.8 on the cv's
The first pic is at more of an angle but if you take a closer look at the boot at each end of the cv shaft in both pics, your angle is slightly more than the rancho set-up, although not severe by any means. Have you tried your truck in 4WD?, any shuddering or vibration on acceleration? if not, I wouldn't worry too much.
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