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Hulk
03-27-2006, 03:14 PM
Any good recommendations for a front end alignment shop down here on the south end of town?

I want to get the 80 re-aligned, now that it's lifted. :D

bh4rnnr
03-27-2006, 03:16 PM
Matt, give me a ring. Might be able to help you some time after work one day this week...

nakman
03-27-2006, 03:53 PM
Hey, get in line! C'mon Perry hook me up man..

and WOW!! :eek: Matt what kind of lift is that, 863/850+1? dang those are small tires.. :rolleyes:

Three Wheel Ben
03-27-2006, 04:06 PM
I could give you a hand too Matt. (I will have to fight Perry for the alignment rack though.) :hill:

Hulk
03-27-2006, 05:35 PM
!:eek: Matt what kind of lift is that, 863/850+1? dang those are small tires.. :rolleyes:

Front:
OME 850 springs
OME N73 shocks
OME SD24 steering stabilizer

Back:
OME 863 springs
OME N74 shocks

Tires:
BFG A/T 285/75/R16
I need another one for a spare -- anyone have an older one sitting in dusty pile somewhere?

I don't have a spacer installed on the front yet. I'll drive it a bit and see if those back springs settle down a bit.

The tires look pretty good to me. They are exactly the same height as the 33x12.50 Goodyear MT/R tires on my 40. How big are you running on your 80, Tim?

Uncle Ben
03-27-2006, 09:41 PM
That looks awesome Matt! :thumb: :thumb: :cool: :cheers:

bh4rnnr
03-27-2006, 10:09 PM
Hey, get in line! C'mon Perry hook me up man..

and WOW!! :eek: Matt what kind of lift is that, 863/850+1? dang those are small tires.. :rolleyes:


You got my # bro ;) . Just let me know when :beer:

nakman
03-28-2006, 10:16 AM
Perry, I'll give you a call once my req for an evening pass is approved...

And I was more commenting on how any lift suddenly makes tires look small.. I think 285's are the perfect tire for that lift and stock gears. Mine are 295's so I have a tiny bit more height and but even poorer performance... we can trade trucks some time and you'll see what I mean. Did you do any castor correction? Lower the front sway bar?

Inukshuk
03-28-2006, 11:36 AM
Did you install caster correction bushings? I got my 80 without them and they made a big difference.

Hulk
03-28-2006, 03:41 PM
I did the castor correction but did not lower the front sway bar. How critical is this? It looked like I had plenty of room. When the suspension is articulated, does the driveshaft hit the sway bar?

That ARB castor correction is pretty ingenious, if you ask me. What a good idea on ARB's part to offer such a (relatively) easy fix. :blah:

nakman
03-28-2006, 05:30 PM
The sway bar drop is optional, IMO. If you're not rubbing the driveshaft then you're good, and if you really needed that extra bit of articulation you probably already turned the magic dial a long time ago so who cares if one tire is in the air for a second. I've had mine dropped for 2 years, stock location for a couple years before that, and notice no difference.

Uncle Ben
03-28-2006, 05:38 PM
I did the castor correction but did not lower the front sway bar. How critical is this? It looked like I had plenty of room. When the suspension is articulated, does the driveshaft hit the sway bar?

That ARB castor correction is pretty ingenious, if you ask me. What a good idea on ARB's part to offer such a (relatively) easy fix. :blah:

I don't think you need top lower the sway bars for 2.5" lift.