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 Posted: Thu Dec 14th, 2017 12:06 am
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Yeah....torsion vs coil kinda messed with me.  When my son inspected the suspension he said yep, it's torsion. 
I'm used to the old IFS so he had to edumacate his ol' man. ;)



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MaDMaXX wrote: Any reason to fit the camber kit? or was it present from the factory?
On some trucks you need them to do the f/e alignment. I did not want to do all the f/e work & take it for an alignment to be told it needs them & either have them install them or pick the truck back up & I install them & then have to take it back for the alignment. They are not that expensive & you have to take the old ones out to replace the upper control arm anyway, to me it was a possible time saver. IIRC someone on FRF had that problem where he did not put them in & then had to install them.



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When I cranked the Tbars on my Dodge 1500 they told me the camber was not adjustable and I should have put the adjusters in when I replaced the arms. It was only off slightly and the exact same (only mirrored) on the other side so I left it, never noticed any extra tire wear.

I would suggest putting the adjusters on I will from now on any time I replace front end parts. Learned the lesson.



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ShovelheadKevin wrote: CBB9M wrote: Remember to include the caster/camber adjustment kit on your parts list. :)You mean 2 of these?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C59Z68/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza




Yes, one for each side. By design, some kits include parts for both sides, and when it comes to the brand, I've never heard anything good or bad about any of them. Pretty hard to mess those parts up, lol.



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I should have the kit & adjusters tomorrow.  I'll post a pic or 2 of them when they get in.
Might try to do a vid of the install if I can borrow my son's GoPro {different son from the one doing the install...I have 3 sons here in Ga and 2 more out west.}.



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Got me beat, I only have 3 sons.



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Actually, the 2 sons out west are from the wife's first marriage.
I also had one other son, Kristoffer, {my first-born from my 1st...} who passed 3 years ago due to epilepsy complications.
Sons are a good thing to have but I wish we'd had at least one girl.
The good news is, my bride and I are going to be the proud grandparents of a granddaughter within the next 10 days {due date: 12/21}.  The first from one of our 3 sons {the one with the GoPro...lol }together.

'tis indeed going to be a blessed and merry Christmas around here! :frd



Oh...and new delivery date on the kit is now Monday.


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Congratulations, Kevin! Yes, a VERY Merry Christmas you!



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mhoward wrote: Congratulations, Kevin! Yes, a VERY Merry Christmas you!Thanks!

Good news is, my front-end kit is in! :frd:frd:frd

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Ohhh yeah!

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Just waiting for the camber kit and the swaybar bushings.

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I love shiny new parts!



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I love 'em even more when they're installed! :rock:frd



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Woohoo! I love getting parts.



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Kinda feels like Christmas before Christmas! :)




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Lots of shiny new's :)

Hoping for some stuff at Christmas, had some misc parts on a wishlist :)



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I already put my 2DIN head unit as my #1 present.

Sure hope Santa comes through. ;)



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I think mine is in an amazon box in the living room right now oh boy oh boy



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JAMMAN wrote: I think mine is in an amazon box in the living room right now oh boy oh boy

I've certainly had a few Amazon boxes over the last few days in the living room....  I wonder what i'll get :frd



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MaDMaXX wrote: JAMMAN wrote: I think mine is in an amazon box in the living room right now oh boy oh boy

I've certainly had a few Amazon boxes over the last few days in the living room....  I wonder what i'll get :frd


Same here...I've been wrapping them as fast as they get here.

Thart's the good news.
The bad is: it's all for everyone else!!!!!!



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