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Old 11-01-2011, 05:37 PM
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Default Alignment needed after track bar install?

Just got new tires on my 96. Tire shop checked alignment and said it was spot on but said my track bar needed replacing. Got a new Moog track bar yesterday and plan to install tonight. Will I need to get the truck re-aligned following installation of new track bar?
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If there was/is a lot of play in the old bar then prolly a re-alignment. Plus a tire shop is the worst place to have an alignment. "spot on" to them is up to 5 deg. (0-5). I've seen on a blog from an alignment tech. that optimum numbers is like 2-3 deg.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:19 PM
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I've never known anyone but tire shops to do alignments around here. They've got a computer system and always show me a digital print out of spec and how close it is.
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Shouldn't need an alignment. The track bar centers the axle under the truck and alows a limited movement as the suspension cycles.
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Not normally but you'll be able to tell for sure after you install it and test drive the truck.
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