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Old 10-29-2001, 10:32 PM
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Alignment specs for STOCK 2000

Quick question, are the alignment specs for stock Ls the same as the standard F-150 flareside shortbed?

I'm having a real front end problem that is getting worse with EACH trip to the dealer for a fix.

All I wanted was the clunk fixed, took her in @ 11800 miles, the fix worked and the front was aligned "supposedly".

4000 miles later the inside 1 1/2" of both front tires was worn to the belt. I was on a road trip and had to spring for 2 retail F1s. Of course the dealer said:

a) you're past 12k so it'll cost...

b) you must've curbed/four wheeled/ran over elephants etc... so it'll cost.

Took it back and guess what? It suddenly needed a camber kit now that it's past 12k and guess what? It'll cost me... this is getting old... This dealer must have a single handed mission to get me to convert to the bowtie crowd (that Avalanche is looking cool, oh I forgot it just don't have that whiiiine).

Thanks

Gene
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Old 10-29-2001, 10:52 PM
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Left caster 6.7
Right castor 7.2
Camber -.5%
Toe -.05
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Old 10-29-2001, 11:06 PM
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Thanks DonC

This is what the printout says:

Ford Truck & Rear Wheel Drive Van:F100/F150:4x2:19 (the rest is unreadable)

Front Left Right

Camber -0.5 -0.3
-0.1

Caster 6.3 6.7
-0.5

SAI

Toe 0.00 0.01
0.01


Rear Left Right

Camber 0.1 0.2
Toe 0.13 -0.15
Total Toe -0.02
Thrust Angle 0.14


Hope this comes out right with all the spaces...
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Old 10-29-2001, 11:21 PM
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Looks like they used the regular f150 specs. Tell the dealer to call SVT , the Lightning uses different specs.

Does the truck turn real easy, and feel real sensitive to steering wheel imputs? I am no alignment expert, I got those specs from SVT before I took my truck in for a allllignment the other day.

I would bring it to a place that specializes in alignments, and show them the specs I gave you, they will know what to do.
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Old 10-30-2001, 08:50 AM
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That is exactly how it feels, the truck is very sensitive and flighty with a definite left pull.

Thanks loads for the info, I'll call SVT today...

Gene
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:50 AM
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The problem is that the tires are cupping. I've already got 2 new tires and am going to make another appointment to request 2 more and to undo the clunk fix. Ever since I've had that clunk fix, I've had problems with the front end.
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Old 10-31-2001, 01:30 AM
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same here, since i got the new a-arm bolt (lower) i can't get it to go straight down the road! It pulls to the left, even on 2 lane roads where there is a Crown!! all the free ford alignments are wrecking my wheels!!! these are the latest specs. they did,,,Camber (both) 0.5 castor Leftside, 6.6 castor right, 6.6 tow left -0.01 tow right, 0.10 cross camber 0.0 cross castor -0.0 this is right from my printout,,,,, all i know is the truck went straight down the road before and with the driverside lower a bolt replaced and sliding around almost 7/16ths of and inch!!! Greg,,
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