2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cam Caster Kit Removes Wheel Wobble
“It’s a common thing that happens with Fords,” says Ron Clift, who works in advertising for the British Columbia company. The kit is specifically designed for Ford Super Duty pickups (2005 to 2010). Installing suspension lift or leveling kits can cause the steering pivot axis and tire position to swing rearward, which results in wandering, wobble, pulling, stiff steering and tire cupping.
To install the casters, the truck’s frame is supported on a hoist or lift to drop the control arms and slip on the cam casters, which are adjusted to set the caster at a positive angle. Welding is required to attach the brackets to the control arm, and the wheels need to be aligned after the installation.
“We hear comments that it straightens the wheel, and they drive straighter,” Clift says. “One of our salesmen who puts on lots of miles says he’s reduced wear on his tires.”
The kits are available through many automotive warehouses in the U.S. and Canada or through BD Diesel.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, BD Diesel, 33541 MacLure Rd., Abbotsford, B.C. Canada V2S 7W2 (ph 800 887-5030; www.dieselperformance.com).
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