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Didn’t that car have a full-size spare at one time?
 

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Finally got the TZT endlinks installed
Isn't this supposed to be a daily driver? You really trust TZT front end links for a daily? I sure wouldn't trust them after being driven in the snow once!
 

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Probably rear links; Daniel hasn't offered front links for a LOOONG time.

I have TZT rear links on the track car, too.
 

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Discussion Starter · #184 ·
it is the rears. it hasnt been a daily driver since i bought the truck. i probably wont drive it often until the kids are out of their seats. itll be a lot easier to move around with those not there. Plus i havent gotten around to fixing the AC yet lol
 

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Got underneath the car with my son tonight to do an oil change and noticed that the inside edge of both front tires are worn pretty bad. I only drive it once or twice a week so i havent noticed it. Its rubbing bad on the inner fender wells on both sides. Got it on the ground and turned the wheels all the way and i could barely get my fingers in between.

not sure if something has broke or the alignment has gone wonky. just need some time and ideas, and im outta time this month
 

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Do a dummy check and make sure they're plumb first. If it still has lowering springs, they might be sagging past the point of proper camber.
I would make sure weight equivalent to you is in the car when checking it.
 

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The difference between a toe problem and a camber problem is subtle at first glance but can be easily checked IRL.

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It was aligned when I put the car together and i put new struts on it at the time. Granted with scullins luck with his BAT struts that could be the issue. its the inner 2" of tire thats messed up on both tires. Its been rubbing hard on the inner frame, its all nice and shiny.

The springs are eibach's that have been on for a long time. they may be sagging a bit more than normal
 

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so at the end of the season the inners on the tires got worn all to hell. ive got cords showing on both tires, yay. ball joints are still decent, outers are not the best, but passable. the inners are floppy. pick them up and they fall right down. ive got replacements for them. The drivers side inner has a notch for a tool, the passenger side does not. from searching ive not seen a good solution to swapping that side out. anyone do this recently that can give some insight?

While its all apart i think im going to swap out all of the parts, i can get them all for under 100 from rock auto.

whats the tube that goes into the boot on the inner for? the passengers side boot was ripped and that was not on there
 

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I used one of these guys to remove the inner tie rods on mine:



The tube is there to equalize the air pressure between the two sides as you steer while still keeping the system sealed to the outside.
 

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That'll do it, LOL

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Yup, that's a pretty massive amount of toe.

When it comes to camber, even when my car was lowered 2 in and my camber plates were adding as much neg camber as possible, it was still barely over the -2 deg that Ford says is within spec.
 

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Stupid McStruts.
 

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Discussion Starter · #197 · (Edited)
Soooo, Goldie got an upgrade this weekend. I got a ground control set up from scullin to use with a set of old konis that i had sitting around. It was interesting, the rear springs i got from scullin were longer than the ones i had. I put the last set of springs from the race car on there, 600 front and 400 rear. Still working on getting the height just right, but it handled great yesterday at the event. I did have to put a spacer on the front wheels. the collar was getting a bit to close to the tire for my comfort. It actually gripped enough to get one of the subs in the back to flip into tire well. Not something you want to hear mid run. Ill have to address that somehow
 
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