1985 Nissan Truck Tires Toed

Tiny
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1985 Nissan Truck 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

1985 Nissan 720, 4x4. Tires are toed in badly, squeals on every corner. Help?
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 2:02 PM

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Tiny
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What has recently been done to the vehicle? When did you start to notice this.
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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Just bought couple days ago, didn't really notice it until I got it on the freeway and couldn't control it around 50-65mph. I heard something about shims on the upper A-Arm but I'm not for sure.
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Sure its toe and not a camber/ caster issue. If its on the control arm it wouldnt really affect toe. They are more for camber and caster.

Toe is adjusted by turning the tie rods. Can you get me a picture of the front end?
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Sunday, December 6th, 2009 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/444192_tireguide2_460x0w_1.jpg



It's currently disassembled this picture is what my problem is. Sorry it took so long, been busy.

How do I adjust camber?
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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You have to use shims between upper link spindle and upper link bracket.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 6:51 PM
Tiny
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Upper link spindle and upper link bracket?

I'm not sure what you mean.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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Upper part of your suspension upper spindle link and upper spindle bracket. Look for the spindle youll see bolt. You put the shims there.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Thanks a lot. I got it figured out.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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No problem. But remember when you change caster camber will change too.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2009 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Well I thought I figured it out, though I can't seem to get the tires straight. Can you explain what caster is? Thanks.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 12:06 AM
Tiny
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Helps vehicle corner and wheels straighten out after a turn. Negative is when the tops of the wheels are in more then the bottom. Positive is the opposite. Is yours negative or positive.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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Positive, I've been doing trail and error with shims. It's getting old doing this process over and over haha.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 2:53 PM
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If its positive your going to want it to come in as much as possible.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Took a little trail and error with the shims, you've been a great help, got everything aligned thanks!
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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No problem. Am here to help. Glad to hear you got it fixed and thanks for the feedback.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 6:35 PM

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