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Working on fixing a bent 9.25 AAM under my Ram 2500. Just retubed the housing with 3.5" 1/2" wall DOM. The factory AAM machining was not impressive on the housing or the inner C's. Got it as close as we could to straight but as always with welding stuff is subject to move some. I have not made it to the alignment shop yet to check but trying to think ahead if a small tweek is needed to get to 90 degrees.

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Has anyone ever milled the face of a knuckle (spindle/unit bearing mounting surface) to make minor corrections in camber (<1 degree)?

Or has anyone used strategic weld beads on the tube to draw it up or down?
 

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We have used shims on unit bearings to correct alignment issues. I do not know where they came from but any good alignment shop should be able to get them for you.
 

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X 2 on camber shims.

I've run this type of a spindle shim on numerous axles. Always worked flawlessly.
They are reusable and don't wear and are cheap. You should be able to find something like that for unit bearing style axle too.


 

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shims

Talked to a couple of alignment shops this morning and all of them immediately went towards an offset upper ball joint. If anyone has a part number or source for the camber shims for 2010+ AAM let me know.

Thanks for the replies.
 

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Talked to a couple of alignment shops this morning and all of them immediately went towards an offset upper ball joint. If anyone has a part number or source for the camber shims for 2010+ AAM let me know.

Thanks for the replies.
Check with the dealer. Dodge? When I worked at GMC we had them for GM vehicles.
 

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Ingalls Engineering

I talked to Ingalls Engineering, it looks like they manufacture most of the shims available. They currently do not offer any for this application. The guy was real nice and offer to look into producing a short run. I will check with the stealership tomorrow.
 
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