Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 78
Question Alignment specs

I have an E250 2WD SMB that I've put 17x9" ET-12 rims on, so they stick out quite a bit more than stock (with 245/75/17 tires). I was wondering what alignment specs you guys like to run and what you would recommend for me.
__________________

Flyview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,825
I thought we had a Sticky with that kind of info, but I can't find it at the moment.


Herb
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #3
Member
 
Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoHauler View Post
I thought we had a Sticky with that kind of info, but I can't find it at the moment.


Herb
Please update the thread if you can find it. I did a quick search and couldn't find much related to wheel alignment.
Flyview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 06:14 PM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,825
FWIW, this thread includes the alignment specs for my '06 E350 SMB, from when I replaced my tie rod ends.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ends-1995.html


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #5
Member
 
Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 78
Thanks, I just read through it!

It brought up some interesting questions for me.

I didn't realize SMB may have altered the suspension/steering components. It seems this may have just been for the 4x4 version (mine is RWD). Unless one of you can confirm for sure, I think a call to them is in order to figure out exactly what they changed from stock when it comes to the vehicle mechanics on my 1992 Ford E250 EB.
Edit: I spoke to them. There are no mechanical changes made by them on the 2WD models.

How is front camber adjusted?
Is front castor adjustable?
What's adjustable in the rear?
Should I just go with the stock alignment specs even if my wheels have a wider track now?


It's a little worrisome that the PF wheel has a bit of positive camber whereas the DF wheel has a bit of negative camber (at least it looks like it to me).

Any more info to answer these questions is appreciated!
Flyview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 11:57 AM   #6
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,825
Mine was for 4x4.
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.