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Old 09-18-2011, 03:27 PM
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here's a few more iphone pics (gf left our camera in her classroom, she's a teacher)







driver's side, tire's pointing straight:


passenger's side, tire's cranked left towards sway bar:
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CV angles (not bad at all!):

a little side-story:
i posted this pic the day i got home from having my level kit installed and an alignment performed by a local Meineke. i also posted this pic on one of the GM truck forums i frequent, and another member there told me to check that tie-rod nut because it looked loose. i hadn't noticed it until he said something but you can see in the pic above that it does indeed look loose. i went out and checked and sure enough on both sides the tie-rod nuts were left LOOSE! the one on the driver's side had worked it's way about halfway across the thread length. at this point, i had been driving with it like this for about 5 days. i tightened both sides up and drove to a different shop about a quarter mile from my place. they re-aligned it and went over everything thoroughly. i went back to the Meineke that originally aligned it and got my money back. i wasn't a jerk, the manager understood the gravity of the situation. you can't judge all meineke shops by this one bad apple, but needless to say i won't be going back there ever again. so just a long winded heads-up to you guys. this goes to show that you have to *always* check other people's work.
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Truck looks good man!
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a little update on the new tires:
1) i've gone through my first full tank of gas and my fuel economy has gone down by about 1mpg. i expected to take a hit, i can live with 1mpg.
2) we've had a few cold nights recently and i noticed that in the morning when i leave for work it feels like the tires are flat-spotting overnight. i've gone in and talked to Les Schwab and they were surprised that they're doing that. they've ordered a new set for me and i'm going in this afternoon to get them replaced. hopefully this solves the problem.
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so with the 1.5 inch leveling kit, you can run 305/55/20 without any rub?
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they rub the swaybar at full-lock to the right. it's only at full-lock but enough to be annoying. minor enough to be acceptable, in my opinion.
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