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So I put my leveling kit on last Thursday and took the truck to the shop on Friday to get it aligned. I picked it up Saturday and drove it home and it sat in the driveway all weekend. On the way home, it pulled to the right. I had to hold the wheel at almost 11:00 to get it to drive straight. I did not have time Saturday to have them make any adjustments. I went in today to have them adjust the alignment, and here are the numbers from the first alignment:

Front Left
Camber +1.0
Caster (Didn't get a readout)
Toe +.16

Front Right
Camber +.7
Caster (Didn't get a readout)
Toe +.15

So that made it pull right. I went back in today and tried to give them socal's specs (+.2 camber, +.12 toe on each side, etc). They said the alignment was "right on" but agreed to tweak it. Here are the numbers from today:

Front Left
Camber +.6
Caster +3.0
Toe +.15
SAI +13.6
Included Angle +14.2

Front Right
Camber +.6
Caster +2.1
Toe +.18
SAI +13.7
Included Angle +14.3

Now I have to hold the wheel between 12:00 and 1:00 because it pulls left. If I hold it completely straight, it veers left pretty quickly. If I'm on the highway in the right lane and I let the wheel go, the truck actually drives fairly straight, but I don't want to fight the wheel all the time just to get it to drive straight. I told them I would drive it for a day or two and come back this week, but I'm about to just start calling around to shops and asking who will let me bring my own numbers in for the alignment.

socal, any ideas? I tried telling them there is too much camber and toe, but I can tell they don't care much for people who tell them how to do their job.
 

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It's not your camber and toe causing the pull, if you even have a pull, and according to your alignment numbers this thing should be pulling right like crazy due to the caster. If you let go of the wheel and it drives straight then it isn't pulling, the steering wheel just isn't centered.
 

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It's not your camber and toe causing the pull, if you even have a pull, and according to your alignment numbers this thing should be pulling right like crazy due to the caster. If you let go of the wheel and it drives straight then it isn't pulling, the steering wheel just isn't centered.
That's kind of what I thought. I have a feeling I am going to eat up the outside of the tires with as much camber and toe that it has right now though. Should the truck pull to the side where there is less caster?

I think I might just take it to another shop and tell them I want certain camber and toe numbers done and if they won't do that, don't bother.
 

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The left front tire cast 3 degrees of caster so it is sitting 3 degrees being the centerline, the right front has 2.1, so it is .9 degrees forward of the left front tire. That is why it goes to the left. They need to get those two numbers as close as possible to each other, it does not matter as much if those are "green" as long as they are close. If they focus on getting the least amount of positive camber and the caster "split" even you will be good.
 

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The left front tire cast 3 degrees of caster so it is sitting 3 degrees being the centerline, the right front has 2.1, so it is .9 degrees forward of the left front tire. That is why it goes to the left. They need to get those two numbers as close as possible to each other, it does not matter as much if those are "green" as long as they are close. If they focus on getting the least amount of positive camber and the caster "split" even you will be good.
The pull will go to the side with the least amount of caster, that is why when we do alignments we always shoot for a higher degree of caster on the right side to account for raod crown
 
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