Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

MY TRUCK BED LOOKS OUT OF ALIGNMENT, HELP!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
MY TRUCK BED LOOKS OUT OF ALIGNMENT, HELP!!

Hey everybody,

Ever since I installed an AAL on my truck, the truck bed looks out of align. The measurements taken from the cab to the bed is different on both sides of the truck. Also, I have about 2 inches less lift on the left side of the truck than on the right measuring from the ground to the inside wheel well. My truck pulls to the right a little bit. No vibration on the steering wheel. Tires are wearing evenly. Any suggestions? The dealership said all of the tacomas have a driver side lean. That sounds ridiculous...why would Toyota sell a truck with a driver side lean? Anyway, does any one else have this problem and what did you do to fix it?

I am about to just take the aal out and inspect the springs. The rear leaves are about shot in this truck. Please help!
Attached Thumbnails
MY TRUCK BED LOOKS OUT OF ALIGNMENT, HELP!!-image.jpg   MY TRUCK BED LOOKS OUT OF ALIGNMENT, HELP!!-image-1.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
Sublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sublime's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Nov 2009, #25918
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 35
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,609
Sublime's Tacoma Gallery
Loosen the bed bolts and you can slide it around! Be careful nt to strip the trox bits cause mine where rusted in! Think its #55!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
Blueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Blueanimal's Avatar
EMS: Firefighter/ EMT
Name: Matt
Joined: Oct 2011, #65617
Location: New Orleans area, La
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 551
Blueanimal's Tacoma Gallery
As for the bed you should be able to loosen the bolt in the bed and shift it a hair. I don't think you can move it much but it might be enough to fix the bed. As for the other stuff hopefully someone else will chime in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Blueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shedBlueanimal is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Blueanimal's Avatar
EMS: Firefighter/ EMT
Name: Matt
Joined: Oct 2011, #65617
Location: New Orleans area, La
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 551
Blueanimal's Tacoma Gallery
Nvm. I got beat to the punch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
Nuggety
Chickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shedChickenmunga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Chickenmunga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Apr 2008, #5877
Location: Olympia, WA
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,831
Chickenmunga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
The dealership said all of the tacomas have a driver side lean. That sounds ridiculous...why would Toyota sell a truck with a driver side lean?
Welcome to the Tacoma Lean.
+1 to the dealer for actually knowing his stuff.

the lean is because all heavy items are on the driver side - gas tank, battery, primary occupant... plus the rear springs are historically weak.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
Hey everybody,

Ever since I installed an AAL on my truck, the truck bed looks out of align. The measurements taken from the cab to the bed is different on both sides of the truck. Also, I have about 2 inches less lift on the left side of the truck than on the right measuring from the ground to the inside wheel well. My truck pulls to the right a little bit. No vibration on the steering wheel. Tires are wearing evenly. Any suggestions? The dealership said all of the tacomas have a driver side lean. That sounds ridiculous...why would Toyota sell a truck with a driver side lean? Anyway, does any one else have this problem and what did you do to fix it?

I am about to just take the aal out and inspect the springs. The rear leaves are about shot in this truck. Please help!
A 2 inch difference isn't right... are your add-a-leafs the same?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
I've done... questionable things.
OZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
OZ-T's Avatar
Name: Peter North
Joined: Dec 2009, #27584
Location: British Columbia
Gender: Dude
Posts: 8,684
OZ-T's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrewH View Post
A 2 inch difference isn't right... are your add-a-leafs the same?
True dat
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
yea the springs suck! I was hauling 2 yards of mulch the other day and I was very close to the bump stops. As for moving the bed around...I don't think that would fix the ride height difference? And yes the add a leafs are the same. Should I go ahead and take them apart? My dad was driving behind me the other day and said it looks like my truck was doggy walking to the right a little... It's very noticeable when looking at the back of the truck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
I've done... questionable things.
OZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
OZ-T's Avatar
Name: Peter North
Joined: Dec 2009, #27584
Location: British Columbia
Gender: Dude
Posts: 8,684
OZ-T's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
yea the springs suck! I was hauling 2 yards of mulch the other day and I was very close to the bump stops. As for moving the bed around...I don't think that would fix the ride height difference? And yes the add a leafs are the same. Should I go ahead and take them apart? My dad was driving behind me the other day and said it looks like my truck was doggy walking to the right a little... It's very noticeable when looking at the back of the truck.
Have you checked to make sure you don't have a broken leaf on the low side ?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
yea the springs suck! I was hauling 2 yards of mulch the other day and I was very close to the bump stops. As for moving the bed around...I don't think that would fix the ride height difference? And yes the add a leafs are the same. Should I go ahead and take them apart? My dad was driving behind me the other day and said it looks like my truck was doggy walking to the right a little... It's very noticeable when looking at the back of the truck.
There is definitely something not right..... ever in an accident? Take some pics of both sides if you can.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #12
Senior Member
Sublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shedSublime is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Sublime's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Nov 2009, #25918
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 35
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,609
Sublime's Tacoma Gallery
Ya, broken leaf or you def need a new leaf pack! Moving the bed helped me with about 3/4" forward as I was rubbing at full stuff but it worked!

You def have a bigger issue going on though!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #13
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
The leaf doesn't look broken. I can post more pics tomorrow when I have some light. Truck has never been in an accident. I feel like its been like this since the lift has been installed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
Now that I think about it....having a broken leaf could be the problem. I have no noises coming from the springs though. Hang on...I'm going outside to check. :/
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #15
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
The leaf doesn't look broken. I can post more pics tomorrow when I have some light. Truck has never been in an accident. I feel like its been like this since the lift has been installed.
It's just the rear, right?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
Yea, just the rear left is lower than the right.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #17
Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador
jandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jandrews's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18122
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,159
jandrews's Tacoma Gallery
Beds on these trucks have a tolerance. Them being off some from side to side isn't uncommon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
I've done... questionable things.
OZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shedOZ-T is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
OZ-T's Avatar
Name: Peter North
Joined: Dec 2009, #27584
Location: British Columbia
Gender: Dude
Posts: 8,684
OZ-T's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco227 View Post
Now that I think about it....having a broken leaf could be the problem. I have no noises coming from the springs though. Hang on...I'm going outside to check. :/
The leaf can be broken between the U bolts , so it is hard to see
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #19
Taco227 [OP] Taco227 is offline
Senior Member
Taco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to beholdTaco227 is a splendid one to behold
 
Taco227's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2011, #60543
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Taco227's Tacoma Gallery
Leafs aren't broken. I have looked at each side about 50 times trying to compare them haha
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RETRAX Pickup Truck Bed Cover. For DC Short Bed Moltar 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 2 11-17-2012 10:31 AM
Lifted truck looks Great!!.. but alignment issues Claytor 2nd Gen. Tacomas 21 10-03-2011 01:08 PM
Truck Pulling To The Right After Alignment 09tacomg 2nd Gen. Tacomas 11 08-12-2010 12:24 AM
New Truck w/ alignment question MX81 Suspension 6 05-20-2010 06:58 PM
Truck seems higher after alignment... 10tacomahawaii Suspension 20 03-14-2010 04:04 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.