alignment specs - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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alignment specs

Can someone get me the factory specs for alignment my machine only goes to 2014
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Where did you get these specs from?
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Thanks for posting. I'm going to print this out, nice to have on file.

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Any chance you could obtain and share the alignment specs for the 2wd crew cab long bed with v6? I went into dealer because I noticed that my steering wheel was a bit cocked to the left when driving straight. Alignment was fine (nu pulling) but the steering wheel was crooked. Before checking their Hunter alignment machine they started adjusting and when they were ready to re-align they realized they don't have the specs for the 2015 Colorados. They work order said they aligned it using the specs from the 2012 model. So now my wheel is straight when I let go of it but it pulls to the left.

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They can call their hunter rep and get the specs, and manually input them into the machine, if they can't let me know and I will get them for you.
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Also if it's not pulling and the tires look even and smooth after some miles, having them set toe again will fix steering wheel angle depending on how OCD the alignment guy is. The 2012 has a lower caster on left versus right side which would cause a pull to left.
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They can call their hunter rep and get the specs, and manually input them into the machine, if they can't let me know and I will get them for you.
Did you by chance get the specs for a 2015 Canyon 2wd? I went by my buddies shop and their machine did not have them. We are planning on doing a 2 1/2" kit once my truck gets here.

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Also if it's not pulling and the tires look even and smooth after some miles, having them set toe again will fix steering wheel angle depending on how OCD the alignment guy is. The 2012 has a lower caster on left versus right side which would cause a pull to left.
Or it could be that way to compensate for the crown in the highway so that it will track straight ahead.

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2015/2015 Wheel Alignment Specs

Hey guys I recently put a leveling kit on my 2016 Crew Cab Duramax Colorado. I took it to a local place to re-align the front wheels. They told me that they didn't not have the specs for 2015/2016. But they used the 2009-2012 spec. Tech told me that this was the same suspension as those models. They didn't charge me and gave me the adjustment printout. He stated that they only adjusted the toe because it was out. This kinda surprised me that no camber was done. I know it was just a leveling kit but I assume camber would be needed.

Does anyone have 2015/2016 spec range so I can compare?
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Take it some other place to have it aligned properly.
I really assume you got free work (translates to -it's not correct)
My THEORY is they didn't charge you for messing up the geometry on purpose.

End of story.

I merged you into the thread with specs posted in Post #2.


Humm....this thread indicates the settings are in fact the same. Maybe you're good.
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Hunter Alignment Machine does not necessarily translate into perfect alignment. You must have a technician with training and understanding of what they are doing.

If your technician is not asking you many questions about your typical driving situation, then you should know that you may or may not get a good alignment for you. How much load do you normally carry? How many people normally with you? What is your commute like (road condition, lane choices, how much towing, etc.). All of these affect the alignment acutely or over a period of time. He can fine tune within the parameters given (especially since there is plus/minus 0.8 deg tolerance in the spec) to give you the best experience. Want something that hugs the road like it is on rails? He can do that (albeit sacrificing some tire life). Overall goal is to drive true and straight, with steering centered, during your normal driving conditions.

For example, one customer he had owned a Honda Odyssey. They most often drove this car with the full on family (5 of them, and all are quite....... heavy). Since this is normal condition, he loaded it up with sandbags to simulate the weight normally experienced in the correct locations, then gave it another shot. Amazing how a difference that made in the overall alignment of the four tires. Once this was done......tire wear was excellent, it drove very well, and customer was quite happy.

LONG STORY SHORT...... it is a bit of art form to do this correctly. Hunter makes great equipment, but if the technician is a bit thick, your end result will not mean perfection. Sad to say but some people just cannot follow instructions. (This is particularly sad as the newest Hunter Platforms literally walk you through step by step with photos and instructions, even what size tools to take to the task).

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