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Old 11-11-2007, 10:24 AM
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DIY Toe alignment

this writeup will help align your front end so you can center the steering wheel and set your wheels straight. It applies to all 2nd gen 4x4's and 3rd gen SFA trucks.

what your doing is setting up the rear wheels as your alignment point so the front wheels will be pointing in the same direction as the rear.
1. Using landscaping string and 4 jackstands (or whatever you can use that works), run the string down the sides of the tires on each side of the truck.
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2. positon the string by adusting the front (near the front bumper) so that it is just touching both sides of the rear tire (front to rear of the tire).

3. using a rope, tie the steering wheel so that it is centered the way you want it.

4. lift the front of the truck to take the weight off the wheels

5. Now adjust the sleeve off the pitman arm to point the wheels straight again.

6. Next adjust the tie rod ends so that the string just touches both sides of the tire in the front.

this whole process will take a little bit of time to do but it is worth it IMO... once I was done doing my truck (after the tracbar install) my alignment was as good as new. I previously had cupping on the insides of the front tires and after this procedure the cupping had gone away (tires evened out over time).

anyway hope this helps.
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Thanks, I'll try this.
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