okay so i got the front 5 lug all finished up today, took a few days of working. only thing i didnt have off the bat were the 95 soft lines. had everything else. im not sure how i like the 95 calipers on the stock master cyl. and brake booster, but it stopped just fine on the way home, with allot of pedal play. i mean i can push the pedal down to about an inch and a half off the floor. when i bled them we only filled up half a water bottle with junk fluid so im probably going to bleed the hell out of them later on. do i need to do the back ones too?
now for the confusing stuff, when it was done with the steering wheel straight the passenger side was dead on looking, then the driver one was pointed way in. so today i spun the driver side tie rod out probably about 3/4 inches and its eyeball straight, it drove home fine, just with the wheel off center.
but when you look at it the driver one is cambered in, and lower ride height than the passenger side,
which is cambered about perfect but has a higher ride height. im not sure if the spring ever settled down into the perch in the control arm, i cant tell with it all assembled. the camber plate on the strut towers has always been different,
see how the metal thing is in the middle hole?
that ones in the far right hole.
im just going to wait to get an alignment i guess.
would it be okay to do it now with the back still a 4 lug, then do the 5 lug in the rear (ranger/aerostar axles and drums) or should i get all 4 corners 5 lugged then take it?
totally worth it:
i got caster camber plates in today, can i put those on with the car on the ground, just remove the bolts? how do i know what spacer things to use?
just trying to figure out why the right side is camberd almost correctly, and why the driver side is about right (how they both sat with the old wheels on). also somethings knocking when i turn fully left while going slow, doesent do it to the right. is that the spindle nut you think? when i put the driver side on i only had channel locks, then did the passenger side with a wrench, then took the driver side back apart and tightened the driver one one more cotter pin slot. should i just grease them again?