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Old 09-15-2020, 06:01 PM
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Why did you have to take the liner off?
I have rear airbags and i didnt have to remove the fender liner...
I removed every line, bracket, junction, and the wiring associated with the EHC. I had to remove the liner in order to access the rear lines that fed the air tank on the right side of the truck as they were zip tied and went through brackets with other wiring.

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I could be wrong, but this looks like it was installed incorrectly.

On my setup, which I installed recently, the camber adjustment was perpendicular to the vehicle/wheel.
Hmmm... I hope not. The truck drives straight and aligned fine. I'll check the right side to see if it is mirrored. I seem to remember the 3 mount bolts would only go in with one orientation.
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Hmmm... I hope not. The truck drives straight and aligned fine. I'll check the right side to see if it is mirrored. I seem to remember the 3 mount bolts would only go in with one orientation.
That adjustment on top mount is usually for camber so it should be oriented sideways. Though the orientation doesn't matter if it's not used and is in center position.
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That adjustment on top mount is usually for camber so it should be oriented sideways. Though the orientation doesn't matter if it's not used and is in center position.
^ Yes. Both my adjustments are centered so I guess that's why the non issue with alignment. I also did not drop all that low, especially compared to lowvert.

Lowvert, looks like you are correct. Something is amiss. The right side is 90 degrees to the wheel. Looks like I'll need to rotate the driver's side next time I'm in the area. Thanks for pointing it out.
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^ Yes. Both my adjustments are centered so I guess that's why the non issue with alignment. I also did not drop all that low, especially compared to lowvert.

Lowvert, looks like you are correct. Something is amiss. The right side is 90 degrees to the wheel. Looks like I'll need to rotate the driver's side next time I'm in the area. Thanks for pointing it out. Now the question is, should they be 90 degrees to the wheel? It perpendicular to the wheel. Seems I need to consult the manual...
My coilover camber adjustment is also perfectly perpendicular, & i maxed it out. Not BC brand though.
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Yes. Perpendicular makes sense as it's supposed to be for camber adjustment right? So I'll have to rotate the driver's (right side) side coilover.
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Yes. Perpendicular makes sense as it's supposed to be for camber adjustment right? So I'll have to rotate the driver's (right side) side coilover.
Yes, for camber

Doesnt make a difference if you're not planning to adjust it though \_(ツ)_/
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Yes, for camber

Doesnt make a difference if you're not planning to adjust it though \_(ツ)_/
True. But it'll eat at me knowing it's not correct.
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This is a great thread, crystalworks. I found a four-wheel coil spring car, so I probably would never end up doing this project, but still, thanks for documenting.



I could certainly use more pictures of your beautiful car though.
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Red is indeed a fine specimen!

^^This! I mean I love my 4.8 but if it were red...
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