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Old February 23rd, 2012, 09:29 AM
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hers what ya need to get them tires straight enough to make it to the alignment shop
after you have completed replaceing front suspension parts; this is not an alignment procedure, just what you need to get close and if you know how to replace front end components, you know how to use the following.

4 Essential Truck Wheel Alignment Tools

Truck wheel alignment is an important procedure that can stop a car from drifting. To ensure that the procedure is carried out correctly, it is important to know which tools you should use.

1 – Tape Measure
A tape measure is an essential piece of equipment. It is necessary to determine the center of the tires in order to establish accuracy.

2 – Angle Finder
An angle finder is required for truck wheel alignment because the angle of the tire, known as the camber, can sometimes become misaligned. While tires on some vehicles benefit from being ‘pigeon-toed’, this must be checked to ensure the slant is at the correct level. These electronic devices will provide a reading after pressing it to the tire.

3 – Jacks and Jack Stands
In order to gain full access to the tires, you will be required to use jacks and stands. These tools will allow you to keep the vehicle raised while you are working on it.

4 – Marker
Marking the center of the tire will often be required to assist in measurements. You can also use spray paint.


it is also a good idea to mark all critical adjustable components with a marker or scrach with a file, before disassembly
this will help you get back in close parameters

Now drive to your alighment shop for that - caster/camber & toe-in /toe-out adjustment



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