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    Alignment numbers for KB

    I just put a set of thread in pivot ball caps in my kid's KB and, can't get the rear alignment anywhere near what I think it should be - (it's toed out about 2-3 degrees) So, I think I will install a set of adjustable toe links. What's the best settings for this kinda car? He likes it loose so he can toss it sideways (don't wanna use the D-word ha!) thanks
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    Have you tried threading BOTH pillow balls out?

    If you want loose, straight toe should do the trick.

    I have mine set up with a few degrees toe in on the rear, a few out on the front.
    Camber is set level when the arms are level for the rear with the tops tipped in on the front so when I corner the out side wheel (the one with the most weight) is flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Have you tried threading BOTH pillow balls out?
    Right now the top ball is out to threads and the bottom in about 4-5 turns and my camber is at about -1 degree
    I notice that the rear has a LOT less castor than the front. I think that's why adjusting the balls has little effect on toe, It mainly changes camber. My merv is the same in this regard.
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    Weird...
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    Sorry to butt in on your post but I had a couple questions that also have to do with alignment. First off I was wondering what replacement parts take the slack out of the front end...I currently have GPM knuckles and adjustable turnbuckles. And second is there some kind of alignment tool that will help me get the alignment dialed in?

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    Where is the slop coming from?

    RPM makes a tool... toe and camber gauges are what you are looking for.
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    Slop is in the wheels. I have steel pillow balls in the tie rod ends but there still seems to be some slop. I'll get it to where the toe looks dialed in then drive the car and it looks out of alignment again. Super difficult to adjust the toe...never can get it right.

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    Where in the wheels?
    Like the bearings?
    Pillow ball adjusters tight enough?

    Keep in mind you are not going to get out all the slop.... but there should not be so much that it severely effects alignment.
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    When I tighten the pillow ball caps to where there isn't much slop they tend to grab at certain points. Are the titanium pivot balls machined better to where you can get rid of most the slop without the grabbing at certain points? Or should I lube them with something? Also, do the Cvds help with the slop in the axles?

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    The titanium ones are weaker than stock.
    A little dry lube won't hurt in there.
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    What kind of dry lube do you recommend?

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    What ever you can find in your area.
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