Alignment seems ok after Zone UCA install?

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I have included pics from previous alignment after installing 2" Vertex coil overs and now after installing Zone UCA. Done by two different shops. I thought it would be better. Did I expect to much?
First one - Current
Second one - Previous
 

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They gave you a toe and go alignment. Take it back and ask them to set camber at 0 on both sides or slightly neg on both sides, 4.5-5" caster on both sides toe is ok where it's. it'll drive ok where is at right now but it can be improved because of those zone UCA's and if i paid for an alignment i'll expect a full alignment with caster and camber where i told them i'll want the values at.
 

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ey gave you a toe and go alignment. Take it back and ask them to set camber at 0 on both sides or slightly neg on both sides, 4.5-5" caster on both sides toe is ok where it's. it'll drive ok where is at right now but it can be improved because of those zone UCA's and if i paid for an alignment i'll expect a full alignment with caster and camber where i told them i'll want the values at.
Agreed. Your camber needs to be adjusted a bit to neutral (0.00) or slightly negative. That will help with cornering stability. You typically only see positive on a solid axle because well it can't be changed. Did your UCAs claim increased caster? Some are just built to alleviate the ball joint angle while others do that and increase positive caster. Caster is not adjustable without shimming the UCA to shift it further back or the ball joint itself having an adjustable position. Finally your toe looks like. 0.1 total toe seems to be pretty common on most trucks across the board.

I guess my question to you is what were you expecting? Are you experiencing abnormal steering characteristics or?
 

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Agreed. Your camber needs to be adjusted a bit to neutral (0.00) or slightly negative. That will help with cornering stability. You typically only see positive on a solid axle because well it can't be changed. Did your UCAs claim increased caster? Some are just built to alleviate the ball joint angle while others do that and increase positive caster. Caster is not adjustable without shimming the UCA to shift it further back or the ball joint itself having an adjustable position. Finally your toe looks like. 0.1 total toe seems to be pretty common on most trucks across the board.

I guess my question to you is what were you expecting? Are you experiencing abnormal steering characteristics or?
Sorry for not being clear. I thought the camber would be "0". Tech said no way to get to "0" and I find that hard to believe. He is the second shop to state this.
No, no claims. They are Zone and I don't think Zone claims anything off my memory. lol
 

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They gave you a toe and go alignment. Take it back and ask them to set camber at 0 on both sides or slightly neg on both sides, 4.5-5" caster on both sides toe is ok where it's. it'll drive ok where is at right now but it can be improved because of those zone UCA's and if i paid for an alignment i'll expect a full alignment with caster and camber where i told them i'll want the values at.
Tech states camber is best it can be. Second shop to state this. I assume the shops in my area are lazy (shocker). Ill try another shop.
 

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Sorry for not being clear. I thought the camber would be "0". Tech said no way to get to "0" and I find that hard to believe. He is the second shop to state this.
No, no claims. They are Zone and I don't think Zone claims anything off my memory. lol
Can you upload a pic of your LCA camber bolts? Maybe they have them in a wonky setting or don't even know they exist.
 

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Ok, set up an appt at third shop! lol.
What should the specs be?
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Can you upload a pic of your LCA camber bolts? Maybe they have them in a wonky setting or don't even know they exist.
Yep! Give me a second.
 

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Can you upload a pic of your LCA camber bolts? Maybe they have them in a wonky setting or don't even know they exist.
Here you go.
Level pics are the level against both front tires.
 

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I took it to another shop. No charge. He said its fine. Not worth charging me for it. He said if I want it "zero'd" out he could do it. But its not worth the money. So I passed. He gave me a print out he did also.
 
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