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Old 01-16-2012, 06:36 PM
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1937 Dodge on S10 frame

I have a 1937 Dodge pick up on an S10 frame. I lowered the rear with 3" drop springs the front coils are new and made for a 4 cylinder S10. The front suspension sets a little high, will the coils settle with use, any idea how much?

I aligned the front end with 1/16" toe, +2 caster and +.5 camber on the drivers side, set the passenger side to +2 caster but could only get +.25 camber. It pulls to the left is this caused by the +.25 camber on the passenger side?

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they will settle some
how much? I dont know,sorry
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Nope that little bit will not cause a car to drift, and it would actually drift to the right and not the left if it were more off in that way.

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What would make it pull to the left?
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I suspect those aren't the actual specs it's at. More caster on the right than the left will make it pull left, less camber on the left than the right will make it pull left, that is of course if we are talking toe and track are perfect. Because if only the front end was done, the track could be off and it's drifting because of that.

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Have you tried swapping tires side to side, I have seen some amazing drifts because of tires.

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Tires are new, did not pull as much until I messed with the alignment. It's a new build and have only driven it a couple of times.

During fabrication I replaced the control arm bushings and ball joints, guessed at the alignment it had a little pull but not as much as now.
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How do you know what it's at now? Do you have a print out from when it was aligned?

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