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Old 12-11-2015, 12:05 PM   #161
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Ordered Bilstein shocks online and had local tire shop install them. Took 2 1/2 hours for $50. Mechanic had done 100's of shock replacements. Kept going for different wrenches. Hope it's tight!
Alignment tech says bushings were not changed to adjustable and warranty alignment was made worse not better. Tire shop alignment rack is too short for my 202" WB.
Calling the suspension shop that did the warranty work tomorrow, within their 90 day warranty period. Going to insist on them adjusting close to the specs found here on the forum. My Forester needs way to much correction to stay in a lane.
If you live near Chatsworth- see Bob at Bobs alignment. He can do the motorhome alignment. He has a 12 ft bay door and a 30 foot MH should fit no problem.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #162
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I called up the alignment shop that did the first alignment and they said to bring it back next Friday and they will check it over. They said they don't like going high on caster as it can make it worse or vibrate.
Thanks Total Loss, I will give him a call too.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:17 PM   #163
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Then we can call you "Shoppingcartdriver"
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Yes, lets see if we can get my user name change to that!
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:15 PM   #165
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Adjusted the reflex steering twice today first pulling to right small amount second to left small amount centered between those two meaning I moved about 1/4" can't tell any difference without wind blowing pretty hard,like I said before mine was already handling well except in very windy conditions there was no wear on the factory stabilizer looked like and acted like new wife said we are thru for this year guess I will wash and put cover on wait until next year hate do do it with temps in the 70's but someone said Santa is on the way
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Hopefully Santa will bring Boso some bilsteins so his coach will handle better in the wind.
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VW I hope I don't have to do that Santa is about to run out of gifts for Sunseekers and Boso's for this year now the money has to go to the firing range
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Boso, how did you like the difference with self-centering?
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I called up the alignment shop that did the first alignment and they said to bring it back next Friday and they will check it over. They said they don't like going high on caster as it can make it worse or vibrate.
Thanks Total Loss, I will give him a call too.
A high caster only makes it steer straighter. Returns steering to center quicker. If he told you "it may vibrate", I don't think he knows what he is talking about.
I do this everyday- diagnose and advise on vehicle repairs and alignments.

Take a look a top fuel dragster and their front spindle angle.
The top leans rearward excessively. When the steering wheel is turned- the wheels actually flop over. This is extreme positive caster.
They do this to steer straight.

Added caster may get you slightly excessive tire wear but only when turning- which is minimal with a MH.
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Those alignment specs are from FR posted by there rep and he stands behind them as that is what he told me when I questioned them also the alignment shop said yes that the alignment would almost have to be near those specs in some form never heard of any vibration problem that had anything to do with that alignment on this forum
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