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Old 12-05-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Alignment Needed?

I just had a plow mount installed a couple of weeks ago. As part of that install, they put in a set of timbrens in the front. The guy HAD told me beforehand that the timbrens wouldn't add any front lift, but after said that they DO lift maybe 1/2". It's hard to tell since I didn't get a "before" measurement.

Anyway, since then (and without the plow of course), I've noticed a very slight wander that seems to pull just a tiny bit left. After I first noticed it, I started to run with my EVIC always showing tire pressure. Both lefts were showing 39, and both rights were at 40. They'd vary a bit over the temp changes we've had lately, and sometimes the lefts would show 2 less than the rights. This past weekend, I tried overcompensating by putting 1 pound MORE in the lefts than the rights. Now, the pull seems to be gone, but it still seems to wander a bit more than it used to.

I know that when you do a more aggressive lift, it changes the steering geometry enough to need an alignment. Could the tiny bit added by the timbrens cause enough of an alignment change to notice? Or, could just one pound of pressure left to right really do that on its own?
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I don't think that 1 or 2 lbs of pressure will make much difference. You can take a couple of yard sticks and measure between the most rear point of the front tires and compare to the same measurement on the fron of the tires. You should have roughly 1/4 to 3/8 inch less in the front than the rear. I could be off an eighth, as I don't have the spec available, But that will get you close. That will usually solve wandering problems. But a front end alignment is the best option.
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