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Why Is It Important to Have a Vehicle's Suspension Aligned?
Among routine vehicle maintenance items, wheel alignment may be the most misunderstood. After all, aren’t a car’s or truck’s wheels already “aligned” at the factory? Why should a vehicle owner need to worry about...
Can I Safely Add Camber to My Wheels?
It’s increasingly common to see “tuner” cars (or less commonly, pickup trucks) with extreme camber settings — in other words, with wheels and tires that are noticeably tilted relative to vertical. Some owners may wonder whether changing their...
What Advantages Do Aftermarket Suspension Components Offer?
Most modern cars’ and trucks’ suspensions are carefully designed to ensure adequate performance under a variety of conditions. Still, every suspension represents numerous compromises, as manufacturers must design their cars for a...
How to Measure Camber
Camber is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheel and the axis of the wheels as seen from the front. If the wheel leans outward at the top,...
Why Replacing a Strut Can Be Tricky
When fixing a car strut, the proper tools should be used. The whole unit should be replaced, including the shock absorber, spring, and camber block.

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Why Should I Get an Alignment?
Suspension alignments are necessary for two main reasons: to forestall uneven tire wear and to be sure your car is handling optimally. Vehicle manufacturers have generally moved away from recommending that wheel alignments be checked or performed as part of...
Should I change the camber of my wheels?
Suspension systems and the angles of wheels are engineered to work together for optimal performance and to minimize tire wear. It has become increasingly popular among the “tuner” scene to achieve the look of maxed camber, as the wheels visually...
What are the advantages of aftermarket suspension parts?
There are many advantages to using aftermarket steering and suspension parts over factory-made suspension parts on most makes and models. A lot of it has to do with being price competitive and having better than OEM (original equipment manufacturer) warranties....
What is Tire Camber?
When talking about your alignment, you may hear terms like camber, caster, or toe. These are all angles that are built into your suspension that affect the way that your vehicle drives, handles, and how the tires wear. Over time...
Front wheel camber - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hello. Negative camber will put the weight of the vehicle on the inside of the tires and will cause them to wear very fast. You should not drive the vehicle this way or the tires may get damaged. If there...
After tire rotation thumping noise developed - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 Automatic
The "thumping" sound you mention seems more like the torque convertor lock-up clutch in the transmission failing. It tries to lock up, can't recycles, etc. GM has a service bulletin on this problem - TSB Reference #3438A. Discuss this with...
I put a rack and pinion on it. and now the tires are leaning in
When the top of the tires lean in towards the center of the vehicle, that is called negative camber. This can cause premature tire wear and can also cause the steering pull you are feeling. You will need to have...
Noise and pulling to right still exist after repairs
Hello. It is possible that there is a problem with the tires on your vehicle. If a tire is not perfectly round it can cause the pulling that you are experiencing as well as the noise you hear while driving....
Uneven tread wear on rear tires with slightly negative camber
It depends on how fast they wear out. If it's unsafe and wobbles around, fix it correctly and get a camber kit. But, if you find that the tires will last 10,000 to 20,000 miles, buy some cheap tires and...
Problems with the steering after replacing tires and alignment
The steering drag link, idler arm, and tie rods should be checked to see if the joints are worn out and needs to be replaced. The steering shock should also be checked to see if it is still good, worn,...
Intermittent vibrations due to two out-of-round tires
Replace the tires. It used to be possible to "true up" a tire that was out-of-round by putting the wheel/tire on a special machine that literally ground rubber off of the "high" side of the tire, making it physically round....

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