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I have a 2004 Armada with 24's and it has a dostech lowering kit on it, which is basically new spring pillows. My factory camber adjustment is to the max and I am still getting un-even wear on the inside of my tires. Does anyone know who makes an aftermarket camber kit that does beyond factory adjustments? Thanks...
 

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Armada_24s said:
I have a 2004 Armada with 24's and it has a dostech lowering kit on it, which is basically new spring pillows. My factory camber adjustment is to the max and I am still getting un-even wear on the inside of my tires. Does anyone know who makes an aftermarket camber kit that does beyond factory adjustments? Thanks...
Nope. Sorry to hear about the uneven tread wear on your car. :rolleyes:
 

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PumaFiveOh said:
Haha, I knew that comment was coming! :D

I would say finding something like camber/caster plates for an Armada would be like finding a lift kit for a Corvette. I could be wrong on this though. :)
Ive been for months no luck. You coud be right on this...
 

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PumaFiveOh said:
Haha, I knew that comment was coming! :D

I would say finding something like camber/caster plates for an Armada would be like finding a lift kit for a Corvette. I could be wrong on this though. :)
Just as tragically, this has been done also. ;)
 

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Couple more misguided individuals.







 

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Triple, I didn't give you permission to post pics of my vette man!! I thought I could trust you!!! :(

Love those pics!

The camber plates are going to be a hard find Dunno where you are from, but if you have a serious custom shop, someone may be able to custom build you some plates, but I wouldn't think it would come without price!

Good luck, and don't mind triple, he's a closet 24"+ fan, he just doesn't want the board to know ;)
 

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New member here and glad to be aboard. Loving my Blizzard Armada..

Anyway back to the topic.. I use my Armada to tow one of my cars to the track. Being a track car I am always tweaking the alignment and I align all our other cars as well.

I have not looked at the Factory Armada alignment specs yet but having lowered a few cars I would be willing to bet that your wheels are now toed out. Generally (and it depends on suspension geometry) as you increase negative camber like you did by dropping the truck.. toe will go further out.

What me and a few track buddies have found.. as alot of us run fairly aggressive alignments on the street, is that toe is really the biggest tire killer and not so much camber.

For instance.. some run -2.5 degrees of camber but so long as they keep the total toe at zero .. tire wear on the freeway etc.. is minimal.

Have your shop check your toe setting.. and report back. I'd be curious to hear what you find. If the factory spec calls for zero total toe or slightly toed in for the front then I suggest getting back to that spec.

Good luck!
 

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ChuckD said:
New member here and glad to be aboard. Loving my Blizzard Armada..

Anyway back to the topic.. I use my Armada to tow one of my cars to the track. Being a track car I am always tweaking the alignment and I align all our other cars as well.

I have not looked at the Factory Armada alignment specs yet but having lowered a few cars I would be willing to bet that your wheels are now toed out. Generally (and it depends on suspension geometry) as you increase negative camber like you did by dropping the truck.. toe will go further out.

What me and a few track buddies have found.. as alot of us run fairly aggressive alignments on the street, is that toe is really the biggest tire killer and not so much camber.

For instance.. some run -2.5 degrees of camber but so long as they keep the total toe at zero .. tire wear on the freeway etc.. is minimal.

Have your shop check your toe setting.. and report back. I'd be curious to hear what you find. If the factory spec calls for zero total toe or slightly toed in for the front then I suggest getting back to that spec.

Good luck!

Hey welcome Chuckd, Thanks for the info. its really good to see another pro. on this forum. keep posting :cool:
 

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ChuckD said:
New member here and glad to be aboard. Loving my Blizzard Armada..

Anyway back to the topic.. I use my Armada to tow one of my cars to the track. Being a track car I am always tweaking the alignment and I align all our other cars as well.

I have not looked at the Factory Armada alignment specs yet but having lowered a few cars I would be willing to bet that your wheels are now toed out. Generally (and it depends on suspension geometry) as you increase negative camber like you did by dropping the truck.. toe will go further out.

What me and a few track buddies have found.. as alot of us run fairly aggressive alignments on the street, is that toe is really the biggest tire killer and not so much camber.

For instance.. some run -2.5 degrees of camber but so long as they keep the total toe at zero .. tire wear on the freeway etc.. is minimal.

Have your shop check your toe setting.. and report back. I'd be curious to hear what you find. If the factory spec calls for zero total toe or slightly toed in for the front then I suggest getting back to that spec.

Good luck!

Wow!! Good Point, excellent post!! Didn't even think about toe vs. camber. Welcome to the board
 

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SBChamps96 said:
Photos of the vehicle ChuckD?
I posted this over in the "what do you all tow" thread. Bone stock Armada although I have a Gibson exhaust on the way. And I would consider a 3" to 4" lift if an option was out there that wouldn't sacrifice towing capacity.

I guess the leveling air bags are my biggest concern. If anything I may opt for wider wheels and tires and call it a day. I am a little worn out modifying things after all the time that has been put into the toy on the trailer.
 
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