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Old 12-06-2015, 12:31 PM   #141
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I believe all the Fords need an alignment after 3000 miles. They also need an aftermarket kit to get the caster into specs.

Aftermarket kit? Available from Ford or elsewhere? Who would install it? The ford dealer when doing the alignment?
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:36 PM   #142
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Sage...bring it up here...I have all the tools to do it. The hardest part was figuring out what tools would work. My friend installed HD front and really hates them on his Sunseeker 3010. He said it made his ride harsh. He owns a local tire / wheel place. He also runs real low air pressure in tires for a smoother / softer ride. Someday we'll have to take them out and compare our rides.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #143
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A good alignment shop knows about the bushing kit that needs to be installed.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:13 PM   #144
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KJcacher- As VWexpert mentioned, any good alignment shop will have the Ingalls or Moog adjustable caster/camber alignment kit. They can then use a chart and make the adjustments by the letters and or numbers on top of the elliptical cam.

Drove out to the dealer last Thursday and was not 100% happy with the drive, too much correcting.
At this point, I will most likely change the shocks to Bilsteins and check the ride. If still not where I want it, I will pay for a second alignment and use the forums posted specs of higher caster. Last option will be a Roadmaster Relex stabilizer.
VWexpert, thanks for the offer. But it would cost me $300+ in gas. Actually the fronts don't look that difficult. Haven't looked at the rears yet. If I pull the rear tires, I would also like to check air-ride connections at the bags. I have all the tools like jack, stands, impact wrench and compressor. I'm retired, lazy and not getting any younger.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:32 PM   #145
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Sage did FR pay for your alignment they did pay for mine but I ended up at alignment shop 3 times before I was Happy with at no more cost
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:04 PM   #146
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Yes Boso they did pay for the first alignment. However, the shop only guarantees the alignment for 30 days and I'm way beyond that. Not sure I want to take it back to them.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:13 PM   #147
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How do you go about getting FR to pay for the alignment?
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:26 PM   #148
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Call and talk to your warranty guy at FR if yours is new less than a year old
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:34 PM   #149
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Opened up reflex steering and brackets yesterday and found they add put the wrong nut on one end of the stabalizer at the factory wouldn't tighten wrong thread on it had to go buy another fine thread nut they had standard thread the nylon or plastic tip was holding it on
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:30 PM   #150
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Boso, are you going to winterize right after installing the reflex and keep us in suspense? From your posts, I gather you are in SC or maybe NC.
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