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(Msg. 1) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:55 am
Post subject: Adjusting the Camber on 2005 F-150
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I've just put the fourth set of tires on the front of my 2005 F-150.
I see camber kits sold online for about $75.00. Can a mechanichally
inclined person do this in their own driveway? Thanks in advance.

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:55 am
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"my name" wrote in message

> I've just put the fourth set of tires on the front of my 2005 F-150.
> I see camber kits sold online for about $75.00. Can a mechanichally
> inclined person do this in their own driveway? Thanks in advance.
>

You could probably install 'em, but not set the alignment correctly.

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:55 am
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"my name" wrote in message

> I've just put the fourth set of tires on the front of my 2005 F-150.
> I see camber kits sold online for about $75.00. Can a mechanichally
> inclined person do this in their own driveway? Thanks in advance.
>
Yeah ya can install them but it still has to be aligned. A good alignment
man can knock them out so easy that unless they want an astronomical amount
why fight them in the drive way?

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:55 pm
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Are you certain that your Camber is wrong? What is the wear pattern that
causes you to replace tires so often?


Your front alignment has 3 axis to align, caster, camber, and toe in.

Caster is a line that passes through the upper and lower ball joints and the
spindle. This line should lean toward the rear at an angle of about 4
degrees -- this is a specification that varies by vehicle.

Camber is the verticle alignment of the tires. The tires (looking from
straight on) should be | |, if they are / \ (negative camber) or \ /
(positive camber), then you need to have camber adjusted.

Toe in is the horizontal alignment of the tires. If looking straight down
from overhead, you get the same figures as above | |, / \ (toe in), and \
/ (toe out).








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> I've just put the fourth set of tires on the front of my 2005 F-150.
> I see camber kits sold online for about $75.00. Can a mechanichally
> inclined person do this in their own driveway? Thanks in advance.
>
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:55 pm
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Its the inside edge of the tires that wear so quickly. The rest of the
tire will look fine, but the inside edge has a scalloped effect.

Jeff Strickland wrote:
> Are you certain that your Camber is wrong? What is the wear pattern that
> causes you to replace tires so often?
>
>
> Your front alignment has 3 axis to align, caster, camber, and toe in.
>
> Caster is a line that passes through the upper and lower ball joints and
> the spindle. This line should lean toward the rear at an angle of about
> 4 degrees -- this is a specification that varies by vehicle.
>
> Camber is the verticle alignment of the tires. The tires (looking from
> straight on) should be | |, if they are / \ (negative camber) or \ /
> (positive camber), then you need to have camber adjusted.
>
> Toe in is the horizontal alignment of the tires. If looking straight
> down from overhead, you get the same figures as above | |, / \ (toe
> in), and \ / (toe out).
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "my name" wrote in message
>
>
>> I've just put the fourth set of tires on the front of my 2005 F-150.
>> I see camber kits sold online for about $75.00. Can a mechanichally
>> inclined person do this in their own driveway? Thanks in advance.
>>
>
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:00 pm
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"my name" wrote in message

> Its the inside edge of the tires that wear so quickly. The rest of the
> tire will look fine, but the inside edge has a scalloped effect.
>
> Jeff Strickland wrote:
>> Are you certain that your Camber is wrong? What is the wear pattern that
>> causes you to replace tires so often?
>>
>>
>> Your front alignment has 3 axis to align, caster, camber, and toe in.
>>
>> Caster is a line that passes through the upper and lower ball joints and
>> the spindle. This line should lean toward the rear at an angle of about 4
>> degrees -- this is a specification that varies by vehicle.
>>
>> Camber is the verticle alignment of the tires. The tires (looking from
>> straight on) should be | |, if they are / \ (negative camber) or \ /
>> (positive camber), then you need to have camber adjusted.
>>
>> Toe in is the horizontal alignment of the tires. If looking straight down
>> from overhead, you get the same figures as above | |, / \ (toe in), and
>> \ / (toe out).
>>
>>
>>

Sounds like too much toe out. The scalloping is the giveaway. The tires are
partially scrubbing sideways as the truck goes straight down the road.
Negative camber won't scallop the tire, but wear it off smoothly. Find a
good alignment shop and pay them to do it right.


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(Msg. 7) Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:46 am
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Thanks for the replys! Paying a pro is the best idea.
There's plenty of other driveway projects.

Spdloader wrote:
> "my name" wrote in message
>
>
>>Its the inside edge of the tires that wear so quickly. The rest of the
>>tire will look fine, but the inside edge has a scalloped effect.
>>
>>Jeff Strickland wrote:
>>
>>>Are you certain that your Camber is wrong? What is the wear pattern that
>>>causes you to replace tires so often?
>>>
>>>
>>>Your front alignment has 3 axis to align, caster, camber, and toe in.
>>>
>>>Caster is a line that passes through the upper and lower ball joints and
>>>the spindle. This line should lean toward the rear at an angle of about 4
>>>degrees -- this is a specification that varies by vehicle.
>>>
>>>Camber is the verticle alignment of the tires. The tires (looking from
>>>straight on) should be | |, if they are / \ (negative camber) or \ /
>>>(positive camber), then you need to have camber adjusted.
>>>
>>>Toe in is the horizontal alignment of the tires. If looking straight down
>>>from overhead, you get the same figures as above | |, / \ (toe in), and
>>>\ / (toe out).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
> Sounds like too much toe out. The scalloping is the giveaway. The tires are
> partially scrubbing sideways as the truck goes straight down the road.
> Negative camber won't scallop the tire, but wear it off smoothly. Find a
> good alignment shop and pay them to do it right.
>
>
> Spdloader
>
>
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