Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Vans & CUVs > Dodge Ram Van
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Dodge Ram Van The full size Dodge Ram Van that showed that we can go and do as we please. Discuss the Dodge Ram Van here today.

Wheel alignment specs

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-10-2009, 10:39 AM
benwillcox benwillcox is offline
Amateur
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: Dodge Ram Van
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 37
Default Wheel alignment specs

Hi All,

I need to get the wheel alignment checked/adjusted on my 1995 Ram Van 2500. However, I'm in the UK and the local garages won't have the specs for my van, so wondered if anyone knows of the correct caster, camber and toe specifications so I can let them know what to adjust to?!

Thanks,
Ben
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-10-2009, 11:59 AM
alloro alloro is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,688
Default

The specs are not the same in the UK as they are here in the USA, due to you guys driving on the opposite side of the road from us.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-10-2009, 02:09 PM
benwillcox benwillcox is offline
Amateur
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: Dodge Ram Van
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alloro View Post
The specs are not the same in the UK as they are here in the USA, due to you guys driving on the opposite side of the road from us.
Interesting, I've never heard of this before, do you know what the difference is? At the moment, any specs would be better than no specs as a Ram Van over here is a rarity!

Thanks,
Ben
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-2009, 03:26 PM
alloro alloro is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,688
Default

It has to do with the crown (hump) in the road put there for rain water drainage. When driving on the right side of the road the vehicle is tilted slightly to the right and the natural tendency would be for the front end to drift downhill to the right. Alignment shops compensate for this. However, when driving on the left side of the road, the opposite condition applies. This is why the specs cannot be the same over there as they are over here.

However, I do not have the specs for a 95, but here are the ones I do have for a 2000, in case they end up being better than nothing.

Caster:
Range (+/- Deg.) 1.50
Preferred Settings (Deg.) +2.50

Camber:
Range (+/- Deg.) 0.60
Preferred Settings (Deg.) 0.0

Toe-in:
Range (in.) 0+/-0.25
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-14-2009, 03:18 PM
benwillcox benwillcox is offline
Amateur
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: Dodge Ram Van
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 37
Default

Many thanks for this,

Ben
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 03:18 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Tags
2000, 2009, 98, alignment, allignment, caravan, dodge, durango, neon, ram, spec, specifications, specs, sprinter, toe, truck, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails