camburg kit camber prob

prpseats

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I instaled the camburg 5.5 a few months ago on my friends 99 ranger and he just smoked his front tires because of camber / \ (+? or-?) the inside of his bfg's are toast and he is pretty pissed. is this just a non avoidable prob or is there an adjustment I don't know about. any comments or suggestions on this subject? thanks, also he's got the 2.3L with 31's and wants 32 or 33's what gearing should he use?

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hxckidd

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did he have it aligned after he put the suspension on??? he should have. And as for the gears with 32 or 33 i would go with 4.56s.
 

prpseats

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yes he got it alligned, should pep boys be able to take care of that, thats where he got it alligned.

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I think I know somebody who will be able to answer your question...........

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If he got it aligned right after he installed the kit he should have gotten a life time alignment were he could take it back to have it checked after the new springs settled in (im assuming he got spindals upper control arms and springs). It is also possible pepboys techswere scared of the whole lift kit thing and just set the tow and let it go. I would have him take it back to pepboys only if he has a liftime alignment , get it re-aligned and ask to see the print out of the alignment values before and after. If he just got the one time alignment i would have some one recomed a good shop in your area.
 

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prpseats

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ah how a bout in the temecula area or even north county

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i know about 4 or 5 peeps with that kit and they don't have problems like that. How many miles did it take to wear his tires bad? And like some said its better to get it aligned after the springs settle in.

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prpseats

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ahh forgot about the the whole springs setlling in thing:) i ll have to steel his truck and go jump it a few times then go tell him to allign it ( yeah he rarely takes it to the dirt, only when i force him to take me because i did his lift for free). thanks

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This would probably be best answered by Jerry, since it is his kit, personally, I would not have taken it
to Pep boys, I only have my stuff done at Johnstones in Torrance off Del Amo street. On my ranger,
he had to order bigger shims, because the even the biggest he had weren't big enough. I think pep-boys will just go as big as they have, and not go through the trouble of ordering. Also, keep in mind that
the alignment can get thrown off from railing the truck, It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the way the tires are waring. I'd bet that if he didn't notice the tires waring till they were bald, that there are probably other things going on w/ the truck that he is also not noticing. My point is, obviosly, offroad
is real hard on stuff, you got to keep an eye on everything, even the little things.
I learned the hard way, and finally realized the reason I failed spelling kept breaking was because I didn't keep an eye on things, and didn't notice thing were waring out.
Live and learn....
 

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I have the 5.5 kit, and I too had trouble getting it aligned (until i took it to a frame and alignment specialist). I have an '00 ranger, and the camber was waaay too negative /--\ (probably about -5° on one side, -4° on the other). I would be willing to bet that your freind simply needs a new eccentric kit for the upper arms.

As for the gearing, your friend will probably need to go to 4:56 to run 33's. It would be advisable to upgrade to a larger rear end though, my guess is he's running the stock 7.5 inch rearend... he will probably smoke the 7.5 if he puts gears in it. An explorer 8.8 is a good option, because it will bolt in with few modifications.
 

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#1 never go to pepboys for an alighnment!

#2 call and ask Jerry about the kit there is ton of people running them without problems and your friend waited to long to address the problem if his tires are already ruined

#3 if the truck has AC and is an auto I would run a 5:13 R&P and would still run that even if it was a stick as far as the rear end size bieng 7.5 he is fine we ran a 302V8 with 325 hp on the stock 7.5 rearend with 4:56 gears for about a year and we beat it up preatty hard too and it never fail like every one said it was going to.....Mike

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I rotate my tires a lot, and check the tow alot also.I have a Ranger with bent beams , 4:56 gears with 33's ect etc. On one set of tires I was lazy and didn't rotate until it was too late, the tires were shot in the front. Camber change is somthing that just is with bent I beams. I love to park it in reverse, really freaks out people who don't know about suspension. Mike, your right about the 7.5, I beat mine up for years until it blew up last year.
 
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