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Question 2WD Front End

Truck has 191k on it, so I'm swapping everything out. Was planning on just doing upper and lower control arms to knock the bushings and ball joints out together, but discovered everything is busted so I'm waiting on some parts form rock auto. I got the lower control arms off and back on, and notice the bolts on my 07 are different from what I've been reading and seeing. They are an alignment type cam bolt I'm guessing? My Haynes didn't mention it, it had pictures of just regular bolts going through the LCA's... so I just pulled them out and didn't really note the way they came out. My question is, can I just torque these things down and go get it aligned, or is it fairly pertinent to get these back where they were before driving? I tried to see some marks from the circles on them, but cannot tell where they were.

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Title says 2wd but picture looks like 4wd.

Those bolts set caster. Kind of important to get close to where they were previously. If you are going to be in there soon you can get close enough if your steering isn't heavy and the wheel goes back to straight on a turn and you aren't wandering down the road.

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Title says 2wd but picture looks like 4wd.

Those bolts set caster. Kind of important to get close to where they were previously. If you are going to be in there soon you can get close enough if your steering isn't heavy and the wheel goes back to straight on a turn and you aren't wandering down the road.

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Yea, unfortunately itís a 2wd.... and yes, everything Iíve read and seen on the 2wd trucks, itís just a regular bolt. Oh well, alignment shop about 40 mins away. I guess Iíll put it all back together and see if I can limp it in.

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