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Old 12-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Anybody have a lifted 2wd 95? I want to lift mine but I was told that I would have alignment issues
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There are 3 different ways to lift an i beam truck. You can go up to about 2" with coils or spacers and use aftermarket eccentrics to align it. You can go up to about 6-8" with bent beams (the only way to go imo, if its 4wd you do a cut and turn vs bend) or you can do drop down brackets. These all correct camber from the lift.
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Anybody have a lifted 2wd 95? I want to lift mine but I was told that I would have alignment issues
I have a lifted 2wd it's a 96!


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It's sittin on 37s. The only thing I did was put lifted 79 f250 coil springs under it and a rough country 4" with a 3" body. I didn't have to mess with the camber or anything they just went straight. But if you do drop brackets from rough country keep the beams in the top hole.
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I probably sound stupid but can somebody please explain to me what camber is?? I've seen in mentioned a lot on here lately
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I probably sound stupid but can somebody please explain to me what camber is?? I've seen in mentioned a lot on here lately
The camber is what makes your tires lean in or out at the tops and bottoms
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Camber is the angle of the wheel/tire in relation to the road. Normally you can adjust the top of the tire in or out to get correct camber. These old 2wd I-beam trucks are low on the front to begin with so a little suspension lift along with a short body lift would be ideal. If it needs a camber adjustment it gets kinda complex unless you install adjustable camber bushings. Anything taller than that would need a few more front end parts/adjustments.
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Camber is the angle of the wheel/tire in relation to the road. Normally you can adjust the top of the tire in or out to get correct camber. These old 2wd I-beam trucks are low on the front to begin with so a little suspension lift along with a short body lift would be ideal. If it needs a camber adjustment it gets kinda complex unless you install adjustable camber bushings. Anything taller than that would need a few more front end parts/adjustments.
Ok so it's basically your alignment. With that I mind is it normal for my tires to angle when the wheels are turned?? I see a lot of other trucks that do it when the wheels are at full lock. I just never noticed mine til the other day when I parked with my wheels turned
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iv honestly never heard that its "harder to align 2wd trucks" i leveled mine and had it aligned no problem, i was guna put a 6" on it and the shops said they would have no problem aligning it. im putting a 2.5" on here whenever i get to it and its guna be no prob aligning it.
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iv honestly never heard that its "harder to align 2wd trucks" i leveled mine and had it aligned no problem, i was guna put a 6" on it and the shops said they would have no problem aligning it. im putting a 2.5" on here whenever i get to it and its guna be no prob aligning it.
What year is yours?? And when my wheels are straight the alignment is perfect | | how exactly DO you align your own vehicle??
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my 96, iv never aligned mine myself. iv taken it to shops who straight up told me that they have dome them before and theirs nothing special you need. i needed new parts when i got mine leveled to realign it, only cost like 40 bucks for parts and 35 bucks in labor. iv spent the last year almost 2 years figuring out what i want, need and which lift i wanted to do on my truck, and non of the shops i went to never mentioned any special tools, parts, kits or just labor intensive things they needed to do on any of the setups i looked into, leveling-6" lift.
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